Basic Patient Position
Dentures and oral jewellery should be removed.
The patient sits erect facing the erect film, the head is
then turned so that the side of the face is in contact with the
bucky, median saggital plane parallel to the film and
interpupillary line parallel to the floor, from this position
the head is then tilted 20 degrees to bring the skin surface
over the body of the mandible in contact with the bucky.
The chin is raised to prevent superimposition of the mandibular
structures on the cervical spine. The jaw is closed and teeth
Mandible Rt. oblique Patient Position
Based on Movin & Karlsson 1975 Skeletal
projections for Diagnostic Radiology Lippincott