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Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 6     4. May 2015
Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 6  (04.05.2015)

Page 465-480, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a33990, PubMed:25941678

Clinical applications of cone beam computed tomography in endodontics: A comprehensive review
Part 1: Applications associated with endodontic treatment and diagnosis
Cohenca, Nestor / Shemesh, Hagay
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a new technology that produces three-dimensional (3D) digital imaging at reduced cost and less radiation for the patient than traditional CT scans. It also delivers faster and easier image acquisition. By providing a 3D representation of the maxillofacial tissues in a cost- and dose-efficient manner, a better preoperative assessment can be obtained for diagnosis and treatment. This comprehensive review presents current applications of CBCT in endodontics. Specific case examples illustrate the difference in treatment planning with traditional periapical radiography versus CBCT technology.

Keywords: 3D, cone beam computed tomography, endodontics, root canal therapy