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Overview

Radiography offers a full range of dentomaxillofacial x-ray imaging.

Over 12,000 patients visit Radiography each year, for services including:

  • Extraoral imaging
  • Intraoral imaging
  • Specialist imaging studies including 3D Cone Beam CT CBCT

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Radiography services and teaching

Radiography receives x-ray imaging requests from all clinics within the Faculty of Dentistry and from private dental practitioners. Radiographs are also undertaken for research and forensic purposes.

Undergraduate dental, oral health students and postgraduate students receive clinical teaching and education in all aspects of x-ray imaging.

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Equipment at Radiography

Extraoral imaging equipment

  • Orthophos® XG 3D Ceph (Sirona) installed July 2016 is a direct digital panoramic, cephalometric and small FoVs 5 X 5.5, 8 X 5.5 and 8 X 8 cms CBCT
  • Galileos® (Sirona) Cone Beam CT 3D installed 2010 offers up to 15 cms FoV
  • Cranex Tome® (Soredex) installed 2008 offers panoramic, cephalometric and spiral wide- angled tomography
  • Schonander® skull unit

Intraoral equipment

  • Two Soredex Minray® x-ray machines and a Planmeca Prostyle® machine

Ancillary clinics

  • Four Soredex Minray® machines and a Planmeca Prostyle® mobile unit operate in other locations in the Dental School

Film processing

  • Carestream Insight® F speed intraoral film is used and processed in AT 2000 processors
  • Carestream T Mat G RA® extraoral films are processed in an All Pro 100 Plus processor

Digital imaging equipment

  • A Soredex Digora Optime® image phosphor plate scanner is on site

Viewing of extraoral digital images

  • Laptops are available in undergraduate clinics as well as in Oral Surgery and Primary Care. Three dedicated viewing stations are available for CBCT images

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Our people at Radiography

Radiography team 2017
Radiography staff (left to right): Anna Swainson, Jade Graham, Gail Young, and Diane Campbell.

  • Diane Campbell Charge Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Anna Swainson Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Jade Graham Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Gail Young Receptionist/Technical Assistant

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Contact Radiography

Tel 64 3 479 7028
Email dental-radiograph-unit@otago.ac.nz (general enquiries)
Email galileos.cbct@otago.ac.nz (Galileos CBCT)

Postal address

Radiography
Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Physical address

Radiography
Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
310 Great King Street
North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

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