paralleling technique


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Related to paralleling technique: long cone technique, bisecting angle technique

paralleling technique

A dental radiographic technique that requires placement of the film parallel to the teeth and positioning of the central ray perpendicular to the teeth. The orientation of the film, teeth, and central ray produces a radiograph with minimal geometric distortion. Synonym: long-cone technique; right-angle technique
See also: technique

par·al·le·ling tec·hnique

(pară-lel-ing tek-nēk)
Radiographic modality in which the incident beam is perpendicular to the long axis of the tooth and the plane of the film.
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Paralleling technique requires that the film be placed:
After establishing working length with a periapical radiograph (using a paralleling technique), cleaning and shaping was done using the filing sequence as mentioned by the manufacturers (i.e.
Key Words: Radiographs, Paralleling technique (PT), Bisecting angle technique (BAT), endodontic radiography, working length.
In Group A, with paralleling technique (PT) (n=60) the retake (unacceptable radiographs) was 10 Percent (n=6), while 18 out of 60 radiographs (30 Percent) were repeated when bisecting angle technique (BAT) was employed, as shown in Table 1.