A2 Review article in a scientific journal

Dental cone beam CT: An updated review

List of Authors: Kaasalainen Touko, Ekholm Marja, Siiskonen Teemu, Kortesniemi Mika

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Physica Medica

Journal name in source: Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB)

Journal acronym: Phys Med

Volume number: 88

ISSN: 1120-1797

eISSN: 1724-191X

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.07.007


Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a diverse 3D x-ray imaging technique that has gained significant popularity in dental radiology in the last two decades. CBCT overcomes the limitations of traditional two-dimensional dental imaging and enables accurate depiction of multiplanar details of maxillofacial bony structures and surrounding soft tissues. In this review article, we provide an updated status on dental CBCT imaging and summarise the technical features of currently used CBCT scanner models, extending to recent developments in scanner technology, clinical aspects, and regulatory perspectives on dose optimisation, dosimetry, and diagnostic reference levels. We also consider the outlook of potential techniques along with issues that should be resolved in providing clinically more effective CBCT examinations that are optimised for the benefit of the patient.

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