The use of cone-beam computed tomography in dentistry

August 2012
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Aug2012, Vol. 143 Issue 8, p899
Academic Journal
The author discusses principles to promote safe use of dental and maxillofacial conebeam computed tomography (CBCT), offered by The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA). It highlights that clinicians must apply the "as-low-as-reasonably-achievable" (ALARA) principle during the acquisition of CBCT images; review patient's health and imaging history, and should evaluate expected benefits from diagnostic yield before using CBCT imaging.


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