MANDIBLE: AXIOLATERAL OBLIQUE POSITION
Film: 8 x 10” placed according to region
Position of Patient
Examine the patient in the prone or seated position.
Body of Mandible
Adjust the cassette under the cheek, extend the neck enough so the long axis of the mandibular body isparallel with the transverse axis of the film and center to the region of the first molar. Adjust the rotation of the head so that the broad surface of the mandibular bodi is parallel with the plane of the film.
The central ray enters slightly posterior on the mandibular angle on the side farthest from the film, directed at an angle of approximately 25 degrees cephalad.
An axiolateral oblique position demonstrates the body of the mandible from the angle to the region of canine.
• Mandibular body to the canine tooth should be demonstrated.
• Opposite side of the mandible should not overlap mandibular body.