Is there a role for the use of volumetric cone beam computed tomography in periodontics?
Article first published online: 29 FEB 2012
© 2012 Australian Dental Association
Australian Dental Journal
Special Issue: Dentomaxillofacial radiology: an update and the latest on cone beam imaging. An Australian Dental Journal Special Supplement
Volume 57, Issue Supplement s1, pages 103–108, March 2012
How to Cite
du Bois, A., Kardachi, B. and Bartold, P. (2012), Is there a role for the use of volumetric cone beam computed tomography in periodontics?. Australian Dental Journal, 57: 103–108. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2011.01659.x
- Issue published online: 29 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 29 FEB 2012
- Volumetric cone beam computed tomography;
Volumetric computed cone beam tomography offers a number of significant advantages over conventional intraoral and extraoral panoramic radiography, as well as computed tomography. To date, periodontal diagnosis has relied heavily on the assessment of both intraoral radiographs and extraoral panoramic radiographs. With emerging technology in radiology there has been considerable interest in the role that volumetric cone beam computed tomography might play in periodontal diagnostics. This narrative reviews the current evidence and considers whether there is a role for volumetric cone beam computed tomography in periodontics.