Year: 2018 | Month: June | Volume: 8 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 285-289
Cone Beam Computerized Tomography - A Boon to Dentistry
Dr. Vinej Somaraj1, Dr. P Ravishankar1, A Sridevi2, U Sindhuja2, B Manasa2, MB Madhurima2
1Assistant Professor, 2House Surgeon,
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rajas Dental College & Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.
Corresponding Author: Dr. Vinej Somaraj
Apt diagnosis is the key to a proper treatment plan and for a good prognosis. Use of additional radiographic diagnostic aids like 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) help the clinician for imaging and diagnosing areas which are not visible to human eyes. Though history recording and clinical examination form an integral part of the diagnosis use of cone-beam computerized tomography radiographic methods gains popularity among clinicians as it is non-invasive and its ease of application. As Cone-beam computerized tomography is widely used in dental and maxillofacial imaging it is vital that clinicians be updated with the latest innovations and technologies in the field and as the use of CBCT is emerging the field of dentistry one should learn and use it in clinical practice.
Key words: Clinical Education, Cone Beam Computerized Tomography, Dentistry, Oral Diagnosis, Radiology.