Explain which radiographic techniques to use for patients with special needs.
DefinitionExplanation should include the reasons and ways that radiographic exam techniques might be modified to accommodate patients with special needs, including
- patients who have foreign body objects and/or piercings
- patients with vision, hearing, or mobility impairments
- patients with developmental disabilities
- edentulous, gagging, or pediatric patients.
- What physical disabilities may affect the making of dental radiographs?
- Under what circumstance would you hold a film for a patient?
- For partially edentulous patients, how can you modify the technique by using a bite block?
- Why is the exposure sequence especially important when taking X-rays on a patient with a severe gag reflex?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.