MedInform

Journal of Medical and Dental Practice

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Issue Two 2022

2022, Vol. 9, issue 2, (September)

Publisher: Medinform LTD
ISSN: 2367-6795
Pages: 1455-1518
Date of close: 2022/10/02

Literature Review

Diagnostic imaging of chronic inflammatory periapical lesions

Abstract:

The Imaging methods are an integral part in diagnostics and follow up of the osteolytic changes in chronic inflammatory periapical lesions. The review examines the opportunities of the main imaging methods applied in everyday practice for visualizing these changes Рintraoral radiographs, panoramic tomography, and cone beam computed tomography.  Their advantages and disadvantages in the diagnostic process are discussed. Due to the availability of different imaging methods for diagnosing the changes in the periapical region and the associated with them  specific features, including differences in the received dose, finding the appropriate one, and minimizing the dose is a challenge.

It can be overcome only if the advantages and disadvantages of the imaging methods are well known.

Keywords: intraoral radiographs; panoramic tomography; cone beam computed tomography (CBCT); apical granuloma; radicular cysts.

Authors:

Dimitar Yovchev; Department of Imaging and Oral Diagnostic, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Janet Kirilova; Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria;

Corresponding Author:

Janet Kirilova; Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria;