A panographic x-ray gives a panoramic view of your mouth. It provides valuable information about the position of wisdom teeth, receding bone levels which is a sign of periodontal disease, jaw-joint problems, sinus problems, and is often used for orthodontic diagnosis.
I got this done in Fort Lauderdale, FL last week! I had to take off my earrings, wear a lead vest then bite down on a plastic covered bar thingie as the machine did 2 half spins around my head (from the nose to the back of the head, on each side). It took 2 minutes. We don’t have this kind of technology in the Bahamas as yet. It was so cool to experience something like this. I think it cost me $119 and it was definitely worth it. So great to have an in-depth x-ray of my teeth!
>impalement injury with arterial involvement >unknown mechanism where a length of u-channel post completely penetrated the right lateral to medial thigh and left medial to lateral calf >obvious femur fracture with significant bleeding —tourniquet placed proximal to the impalement and stabilized as best as possible >surgeons removed the post and inserted a shunt from the femoral to popliteal arteries to restore distal perfusion >this is why we don’t attempt removal in the pre-hospital setting >we cannot manage arterial involvement without significant blood loss and inadequate distal perfusion, risking loss of life and limb