Open Journal Systems

Cover Image

Cone beam-computed tomography applications in endodontics : A review

Sara Khaki, Sahar Irani Samakhoon

Abstract


Administering complicated endodontics treatments call for considerable operational accuracy as well as accurate tools and imaging. Hence, the objective of this study is to evaluate cone beam-computed tomography (CBCT) functionality as a high resolution imaging technique in endodontics. In this review study, articles were sought at authorized e-sources including Google scholar, Chochrane, Science Citation Index, Medline, Iran Medex, and Scopus. These articles were compiled using keywords such as CBCT imaging, endodontics, vertical root fracture, and periapical lesion. Reviewing the articles, we have seen that CBCT could be used for a diagnosis of periapical lesions and its healing process, tooth morphology and its complications, such as sub canal and canal curvature, traumatic injury, inside and outside view of the tooth, root resorption defections, fracture lines, perforation, broken tools, UR fillings, calcified canal, root proximity, and pre-operation evaluation, that the conventional radiography is unable to perform. Since the CBCT suggests great accuracy and sensitivity, in the case that we could overcome the limitations (especially high demand), it can progress to the extent that in some occasions it can be used as the first dental imaging method.


Keywords


Cone beam-computed tomography imaging; endodontics; periapical lesion; vertical

Full Text:

ABSTRACT PDF

References


Nair MK, Nair UP. Digital and advanced imaging in endodontics: A review. J Endod 2007;33:1-6.

Sogur E, Baksi BG, Gröndahl HG, Lomcali G, Sen BH. Detectability of chemically induced periapical lesions by limited cone beam computed tomography, intra-oral digital and conventional fi lm radiography. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2009;38:458 64.

Patel S, Dawood A, Mannocci F, Wilson R, Pitt Ford T. Detection of periapical bone defects in human jaws using cone beam computed tomography and intraoral radiography. Int Endod J 2009;42:507-15.

Patel S. New dimensions in endodontic imaging: Part 2. Cone beam computed tomography. Int Endod J 2009;42:463-75.

Grondahl HG, Huumonen S. Radiographic manifestations of periapical inflammatory lesions. Endod Topics 2004;8:55-67.

Pinsky HM, Dyda S, Pinsky RW, Misch KA, Sarment DP. Accuracy of three-dimensional measurements using cone-beam CT. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2006;35:410-6.

Scarfe WC, Farman AG. What is cone-beam CT and how does it work? Dent Clin North Am 2008;52:707-30.

Horner K, Islam M, Flygare L, Tsiklakis K, Whaites E. Basic principles for use of dental cone beam computed tomography: Consensus guidelines of the European Academy of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2009;38:187-95.

Cotton TP, Geisler TM, Holden DT, Schwartz SA, Schindler WG. Endodontic applications of cone-beam volumetric tomography. J Endod 2007;33:1121-32.

Loft hag-Hansen S, Huumonen S, Gröndahl K, Gröndahl HG. Limited cone-beam CT and intraoral radiography for the diagnosis of periapical pathology. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2007;103:114-9.

Scarfe WC, Levin MD, Gane D, Farman AG. Use of cone beam computed tomography in endodontics. Int J Dent

;2009:634567.

Barrett JF, Keat N. Artifacts in CT: Recognition and avoidance. Radiographics 2004;24:1679-91.

Schulze D, Heiland M, Thurmann H, Adam G. Radiation exposure during midfacial imaging using 4- and 16-slice computed tomography, cone beam computed tomography systems and conventional radiography. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2004;33:83-6.

Spin-Neto R, Mudrak J, Matzen LH, Christensen J, Gotfredsen E, Wenzel A. Cone beam CT image artefacts related to head motion simulated by a robot skull: Visual characteristics and impact on image quality. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2013;42:32310645.

Goodman JM. Protect yourself, make a plan to obtain informed refusal. OBG Manage 2007;19:45-50.

Lin EC. Radiation risk from medical imaging. Mayo Clin Proc 2010;85:1142-6.

Chau AC, Fung K. Comparison of radiation dose for implant imaging using conventional spiral tomography, computed tomography, and cone-beam computed tomography. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2009;107:559-65.

Estrela C, Bueno MR, Leles CR, Azevedo B, Azevedo JR. Accuracy of cone beam computed tomography and panoramic and periapical radiography for detection of apical periodontitis. J Endod 2008;34:273-9.

Bar-Ziv J, Slasky BS. CT imaging of mental nerve neuropathy: Th e numb chin syndrome. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1997;168:371-6.

Garcia de Paula-Silva FW, Hassan B, Bezerra da Silva LA, Leonardo MR, Wu MK. Outcome of root canal treatment in dogs determined by periapical radiography and cone-beam computed tomography scans. J Endod 2009;35:723-6.

Endal U, Shen Y, Knut A, Gao Y, Haapasalo M. A high-resolution computed tomographic study of changes in root canal isthmus area by instrumentation and root filling. J Endod 2011;37:223-7.

Blattner TC, George N, Lee CC, Kumar V, Yelton CD. Efficacy of cone-beam computed tomography as a modality to accurately identify the presence of second mesiobuccal canals in maxillary first and second molars: A pilot study. J Endod 2010;36:867-70.

Likubo M, Kobayashi K, Mishima A, Shimoda SH. Accuracy of intra oral radiography multidetector helical ct, and limited cone beam CT for the detection of horizontal tooth root fracture. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2009;108:70-4.

Hassan B, Metska ME, Ozok AR, van der Stelt P, Wesselink PR. Detection of vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth by a cone beam computed tomography scan. J Endod 2009;35:719-22.

Orhan K, Aksoy U, Kalender A. Cone-beam computed tomographic evaluation of spontaneously healed root fracture. J Endod 2010;36:1584-7.

Patel S, Dawood A, Ford TP, Whaites E. The potential applications of cone beam computed tomography in the management of endodontic problems. Int Endod J 2007;40:818-30.

Tsurumachi T, Honda K. A new cone beam computerized tomography system for use in endodontic surgery. Int Endod J 2007;40:224-32.

Kovisto T, Ahmad M, Bowles WR. Proximity of the mandibular canal to the tooth apex. J Endod 2011;37:311-5.

Estrela C, Bueno MR, De Alencar AH, Mattar R, Valladares Neto J, Azevedo BC, et al. Method to evaluate infl amatory root resorption by using cone beam computed tomography. J Endod 2009;35:1491-7.

Leung SF. Cone beam computed tomography in endodontics. Hong Kong Med Diary 2010;15:16-9.

Landrigan MD, Flatley JC, Turnbull TL, Kruzic JJ, Ferracane JL, Hilton TJ, et al. Detection of dentinal cracks using contrast enhanced micro-computed tomography. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2010;3:223-7.

Ozer SY. Detection of vertical root fractures of diff erent thicknesses in endodontically enlarged teeth by cone beam computed tomography versus digital radiography. J Endod 2010;36:1245-9.

Hassan B, Metska ME, Ozok AR, van der Stelt P, Wesselink PR. Comparison of fi ve cone beam computed tomography systems for the detection of vertical root fractures. J Endod 2010;36:126-9.

Youssefzadeh S, Gahleitner A, Dorff ner R, Bernhart T,

Kainberger FM. Dental vertical root fractures: Value of CT in

detection. Radiology 1999;210:545-9.

Loubele M, Bogaerts R, Van Dijck E, Pauwels R, Vanheusden S, Suetens P, et al. Comparison between effective radiation dose of CBCT and MSCT scanners for dentomaxillofacial applications. Eur J Radiol 2009;71:461-8.

Pauwels R, Beinsberger J, Collaert B, Theodorakou C, Rogers J, Walker A, et al. Eff ective dose range for dental cone beam computed tomography scanners. Eur J Radiol 2012;81:267-71.

Farman AG, Farman TT. A comparison of 18 diff erent x-ray detectors currently used in dentistry. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2005;99:485-9.

Patil S, Keshava Prasad BS, Shashikala K. Cone beam computed tomography: Adding three dimensions to endodontics. Int Dent Med J Adv Res 2015;1:1-6.

Nodehi D, Pahlevankashi M, Moghaddam MA, Nategh B, “Cone beam computed tomography functionalities in dentistry,” Int J Contemp Dent Med Rev 2015;2015:1-8.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.
x
Message