Lateral Cephalogram Requirements

 

  • Print digital cephalograms on photo glossy paper
  • Provide diagnostic quality cephalograms in grayscale for each level of evaluation, A, A1 and B. 
  • All cephalograms should be of the same dpi and scale.( 8-bit grayscale scanned cephalogram  JPEG images with medium compression recommended with appropriate cropping and rotation)
  • Examinees with direct capture digital x-ray machines should retain the native resolution of their system. (example: if your digital panoramic machine captures an 8-bit grayscale, 500x1200 pixel image, retain image in this way)
  • All records should be properly standardized, oriented and processed.
  • Lateral cephalograms must show as much anatomy as possible, especially in vital landmark areas, for each level of evaluation.
  • The soft tissue profile should be visible on lateral cephalograms.
  • Posterior-Anterior (PA) or sub-mental vertex cephalograms should be included in the case presentation when diagnostically appropriate.
  • The name of the doctor, practice or school should not be visible on any record.
  • Affix an ABO record identification label to all hard copy records.