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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging


Are we using Cone Beam Computed Tomography appropriately for our dental patients?


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Author Details : Aarthi Bhuvaraghan*

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 26-31


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Abstract

Radiology is an essential part of diagnosis, treatment planning, monitoring and evaluating treatment efficacy. Radiographs should always be supported with a thorough patient history and examination. CBCT prescription should be based on prevalence of the condition, the progression rates of the disease and the diagnostic accuracy (sensitivity and specificity) of CBCT, and should be compared with conventional 2D radiographs, for the specific problem. In this article I have discussed the indications of CBCT in each speciality in dentistry and appraised the literature with current evidence.

Keywords: Radiation risk, CBCT, Dental imaging, 3D imaging.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmi.2019.007

How to cite : Bhuvaraghan A , Are we using Cone Beam Computed Tomography appropriately for our dental patients?. IP Int J Maxillofac Imaging 2020;5(2):26-31

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