AIM OF THE WORK. The aim of this study was to point out the importance of spiral multislices CT (MSCT) in diagnosis and treatment planning of children with impacted teeth in the upper jaw. MATERIALS AND METHODS. A sample of 20 children was selected (mean age 8.3 yrs): in any of them MSCT was deemed as the best diagnostic option. Radiograms of upper jaws were obtained by a Dentascan software reducing kV and mA values in order to diminish the absorbed x-ray dose. RESULTS. In all patients this low dosage protocol allowed a careful evaluation of tooth impaction in upper jaw even with a low dosage. CONCLUSIONS. Our study shows a CT Dentascan protocol that allows a significant reduction of x-ray dosage with no relevant loss of diagnostic information and image quality, maintaining at the same time all post-processing possibilities of the most modern CT scanners.

Cozza, P., Ballanti, F., Fanucci, E., Fusco, N., D'Urso, S., & Broccoli, P. (2008). Multislice low-dosage computerized tomography in diagnosis of impacted teeth [Tomografia computerizzata multistrato a bassa dose per la diagnostica dei denti inclusi]. DENTAL CADMOS, 76(4).

Multislice low-dosage computerized tomography in diagnosis of impacted teeth [Tomografia computerizzata multistrato a bassa dose per la diagnostica dei denti inclusi]

COZZA, PAOLA;FANUCCI, EZIO;
2008

Abstract

AIM OF THE WORK. The aim of this study was to point out the importance of spiral multislices CT (MSCT) in diagnosis and treatment planning of children with impacted teeth in the upper jaw. MATERIALS AND METHODS. A sample of 20 children was selected (mean age 8.3 yrs): in any of them MSCT was deemed as the best diagnostic option. Radiograms of upper jaws were obtained by a Dentascan software reducing kV and mA values in order to diminish the absorbed x-ray dose. RESULTS. In all patients this low dosage protocol allowed a careful evaluation of tooth impaction in upper jaw even with a low dosage. CONCLUSIONS. Our study shows a CT Dentascan protocol that allows a significant reduction of x-ray dosage with no relevant loss of diagnostic information and image quality, maintaining at the same time all post-processing possibilities of the most modern CT scanners.
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Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche
Italian
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Diagnosis; Impacted teeth; Spiral multislices computerized tomography (CT)
Cozza, P., Ballanti, F., Fanucci, E., Fusco, N., D'Urso, S., & Broccoli, P. (2008). Multislice low-dosage computerized tomography in diagnosis of impacted teeth [Tomografia computerizzata multistrato a bassa dose per la diagnostica dei denti inclusi]. DENTAL CADMOS, 76(4).
Cozza, P; Ballanti, F; Fanucci, E; Fusco, N; D'Urso, S; Broccoli, P
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