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The extraoral radiograph that best shows the maxillary sinuses is:

 # The extraoral radiograph that best shows the maxillary sinuses is:
A. AP skull
B. Lateral skull
C. Towne’s view
D. Waters’ view


The correct answer is D. Waters' view.

This technique is useful for the evaluation of maxillary sinuses and it also demonstrates frontal sinuses, ethmoidal sinuses, orbit, zygomaticofrontal suture and nasal cavity. In Waters’ technique the neck is hyperextended enough to place the dense petrosae immediately below the maxillary sinus floor.

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