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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 22, No. 3, 2015, pp. 7-17
Bioline Code: mj15027
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2015, pp. 7-17

 en Oral Implant Imaging: A Review
Gupta, Sarika; Patil, Neelkant; Solanki, Jitender; Singh, Ravinder & Laller, Sanjeev


Selecting an appropriate implant imaging technique has become a challenging task since the advent of advanced imaging modalities, and many of these are used for implant imaging. On imaging, the modality should not only consider the anatomy but should also provide dimensional accuracy. Many dentists use the conventional method, mostly orthopantograph (OPG), in their routine practice of implant placement. However, because of the drawbacks associated with OPG, higher technologies, such as computed tomography (CT) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), are better accepted. These help improve image sharpness and reduce distortion. These techniques are not used widely due to the cost effect. Therefore, to decide on the type of imaging technique, all associated advantages and disadvantages should be considered, which will be broadly discussed in this review.

implant; bone density; radiology; tomography; cone beam computed tomography

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