Category: Cone Beam Tomography
Evaluating the Periapical Status of Teeth with Irreversible Pulpitis by Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography Scanning and Periapical Radiographs
By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted August 5, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of apical periodontitis (AP) on individual roots of teeth with irreversible pulpitis viewed with periapical (PA) radiographs and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. The study highlighted the advantages of using CBCT for detecting AP lesions, especially in teeth with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis.
By Dr Ken Serota | Posted March 25, 2013
Recent improvements in digital radiographic imaging systems have introduced many potential benefits to endodontic practice. Instantaneous generation of high-resolution digital images; manipulation or processing of the captured image for enhanced diagnostic performance; lack of need to reexpose patients for potential retakes; lower dose compared with D-speed film with round collimation; ease of archiving, transmission, and long-distance consultation; lower turnaround times; reduction in time betweenexposure and image interpretation; and digital documentation of patient records are some of the advantages of digital radiography.