For the purposes of this report, "systemic disease" will be interpreted as conditions that are spread out within the body rather than localized strictly to the tissues of the oral cavity. Since it would take many volumes to review all such conditions, the intent of the authors is to review a few examples of conditions where initial panoramic radiographic findings suggested widespread disease of significance enough to affect the quality of life and longevity of the patient.
Sociedad Chilena de Anatomía
International Journal of Morphology v.26 n.4 2008
Radiographic Signals Detection of Systemic Disease: Orthopantomographic Radiography