Evidence-based guidelines for cone beam CT for dental and maxillofacial radiology

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Last year evidence-based guidelines for cone beam CT  (CBCT) were published as part of the SEDENTEXCT project.  The guideline is an extensive document that covers many aspect of this developing area.  The guideline is based on an extensive review of the available literature and the following categories were considered:- Radiation dose and risk Justification for [read the full story…]

American Dental Association, advisory statement on use of computed tomography in dentistry


The use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has expanded the field of oral and maxillofacial radiology and with commercially available machines appearing in dental practices The American Dental Association (ADA) has just published an advisory statement in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The key element of the statement is captured in the practical [read the full story…]

Insufficient knowledge about the diagnostic accuracy of the different radiographic techniques for imaging the periapical bone

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This review was undertaken to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of available radiographic methods in use for imaging the periapical bone tissue area.  The review forms part of  wider systematic review covering methods of diagnosis and treatment in endodontics published by the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU). An English version of this is available [read the full story…]