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Dent Clin North Am. 2014 Jul;58(3):463-84. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2014.03.002.

Basic principles of cone beam computed tomography.

Author information

1
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA. Electronic address: kabramovitch@llu.edu.
2
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA.

Abstract

At the end of the millennium, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) heralded a new dental technology for the next century. Owing to the dramatic and positive impact of CBCT on implant dentistry and orthognathic/orthodontic patient care, additional applications for this technology soon evolved. New software programs were developed to improve the applicability of, and access to, CBCT for dental patients. Improved, rapid, and cost-effective computer technology, combined with the ability of software engineers to develop multiple dental imaging applications for CBCT with broad diagnostic capability, have played a large part in the rapid incorporation of CBCT technology into dentistry.

KEYWORDS:

Beam-hardening artifacts; Cone beam computed tomography; DICOM viewer software; Flat-panel silicon detector

PMID:
24993919
DOI:
10.1016/j.cden.2014.03.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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