Dentascan imaging of the mandible and maxilla

Authors

  • Ken Yanagisawa MD,

    1. Section of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and the Section of Neuroradiology, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
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  • Craig D. Friedman MD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Section of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and the Section of Neuroradiology, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
    • Section of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, Box 3333, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510
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  • Eugenia M. Vining MD,

    1. Section of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and the Section of Neuroradiology, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
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  • James J. Abrahams MD

    1. Section of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and the Section of Neuroradiology, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
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Abstract

DentaScan is a unique new computer software program which provides computed tomographic (CT) imaging of the mandible and maxilla in three planes of reference: axial, panoramic, and oblique sagittal (or cross-sectional). The clarity and identical scale between the various views permits uniformity of measurements and cross-referencing of anatomic structures through all three planes. Unlike previous imaging techniques, the oblique sagittal view permits the evaluation of distinct buccal and lingual cortical bone margins, as well as clear visualization of internal structures, such as the incisive and inferior alveolar canals. Several case reports are presented to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of DentaScan.

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