Interpretation of images in cone beam computed tomography

V08N03 | 2018 | Original Article | Pages 14 to 23

Roberta Heiffig Handem, Ivna Albano Lopes, Gabriela Moura Chicrala, Ana Lucia Alvares Capelozza

Radiology, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, Diagnostic Imaging

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a common auxiliary diagnostic tool in dental practice. The technology involved requires specific knowledge and training. A review was carried out by means of searches in the Pubmed database with 19 articles from 2008 to 2016. This study presents the basic concerns about CBCT, the image artifacts compromising the analysis quality and the explanation regarding the basic tools to read the images. Furthermore, it optimally reviews the entire volume of the image, with the main alterations found in each region.

Handem RH, Lopes IA, Chicrala GM, Capelozza ALA. Reading and interpreting CBCT imaging. Dental Press Endod. 2018 Sept-Dec;8(3):14-23. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2358-2545.8.3.014-023.oar

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