This picture illustrates exactly what “ghost images” look like on a dental panoramic x-ray. This dental patient is wearing two earrings. More information could have come from this x-ray with less confusion if the dentist had asked this patient to remove his/her earrings. Please note this panoramic x-ray was NOT taken in my Palm Harbor Dental office.
The arrows on the bottom point to the two real images of the earrings. The upper arrows point to Ghosts of the real images. Ghosts are not real (at least in radiography.)
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A