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Minerva Stomatologica 2017 May 12

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4970.17.04003-1

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Cone-beam volumetric imaging in craniofacial medicine

Dario BERTOSSI 1 , Pietro FIORINO 1, Claudia COREGA 2, Luca SBRICOLI 3, Daniele DE SANTIS 1, Dario DONADELLO 1, Giulia RICCIARDI 1, Umberto LUCIANO 1, Eriberto BRESSAN 3, Alessia PARDO 1, Massimo ALBANESE 1, Alessandro ZANGANI 1

1 Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Dentistry, Gynecology and Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; 2 Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Haţieganu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 3 Section of Dentistry, Department of Neurosciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy


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With the development of x-ray computed tomography (CT) in the 1960s and its first use for clinical studies in 1972 by Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, radiological tomography attained widespread use and today is one of the essential imaging techniques in medical radiology. It is a technically mature and clinically widely accepted method and complements classical x-ray panoramic radiography in many areas. The technology is frequently used in craniofacial radiology, because of its characteristic low radiation dose, high spatial resolution and lower cost compared with CT. The aim of this work is to: describe the principles of Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), to make a brief description of the existing devices, to present briefly the use of 3D diagnosis in craniofacial medicine.


KEY WORDS: Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) - Craniofacial medicine

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