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Cone-beam computed tomography imaging of dentoalveolar and mandibular fractures

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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.

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A part of the submitted manuscript was presented as a part of a poster titled “Cone-beam computed tomography findings of dentomaxillofacial fractures” at the “European Congress of Radiology 2016” in Vienna Austria. https://doi.org/10.1594/ecr2016/c-0711.

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Aydin, U., Gormez, O. & Yildirim, D. Cone-beam computed tomography imaging of dentoalveolar and mandibular fractures. Oral Radiol 36, 217–224 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11282-019-00390-5

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