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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

June 2015
Volume 46 , Issue 6

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Clinical applications of cone beam computed tomography in endodontics: A comprehensive review, Part 1: Applications associated with endodontic treatment and diagnosis

Cohenca, Nestor / Shemesh, Hagay

Pages: 465-480
PMID: 25941678
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a33990

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a new technology that produces three-dimensional (3D) digital imaging at reduced cost and less radiation for the patient than traditional CT scans. It also delivers faster and easier image acquisition. By providing a 3D representation of the maxillofacial tissues in a cost- and dose-efficient manner, a better preoperative assessment can be obtained for diagnosis and treatment. This comprehensive review presents current applications of CBCT in endodontics. Specific case examples illustrate the difference in treatment planning with traditional periapical radiography versus CBCT technology.

Keywords: 3D, cone beam computed tomography, endodontics, root canal therapy

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