Volume 18, Number 2, June 2006


Computed Tomography for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Part 2: Cone-beam Computed Tomography

David S MacDonald-Jankowski, Elaine C Orpe
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia , Vancouver , Canada

Abstract
Part 2 of this series on computed tomography for oral and maxillofacial surgeons focuses on ‘cone-beam computed tomography’, which has recently been introduced into the global market. The advantages and limitations are discussed, with particular reference to spiral computed tomography, the subject of part 1. The main advantages are higher spatial resolution and lower radiation dose, while the smaller footprint and lower cost are likely to result in its installation outside hospitals and radiology centres.

Key words: Jaw fractures, Jaw neoplasms, Radiology, Tomography, X-ray computed

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006;18:85-92.
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