Cone-beam computed tomography imaging of dentoalveolar and mandibular fractures


ORAL RADIOLOGY, vol.36, no.3, pp.217-224, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11282-019-00390-5
  • Title of Journal : ORAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-224


Three-dimensional imaging methods have an important role in the diagnosis of dentomaxillofacial fractures that can not be seen on the plain films. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one of the three-dimensional imaging methods and has facilitated dental professionals' access to cross-sectional imaging. CBCT units allow different technical parameters and the data acquired by CBCT, can be reformatted. Osseous structures are correctly examined with this technique but the technique is not useful for the examination of soft tissues. Therefore, the purpose of its use should be based on the expected diagnostic gain. The aim of this review is to present the use of CBCT with different multi-planar reformatted sections and three-dimensional reconstructions of dentoalveolar and mandibular fractures.