S-Space College of Dentistry/School of Dentistry (치과대학/치의학대학원) Dept. of Dentistry (치의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_치의학과)
소아치과 영역에서 전산화 단층촬영술의 임상적 활용에 대한 증례보고
- 이윤석; 장기택; 이상훈
- Issue Date
- 대한소아치과학회지 25(3) : 493-498, 1998
- Computed tomography(CT) has become more widely available in recent years and is recognized as an important diagnostic tool for complex disease and condition of the orofacial structure in adults. In pediatric patients, especially in the mixed dentition period, the number of superimposing dental structures in the jaw bone is much greater than in the permanant dentition period. Therefore, in spite of radiation risk, computed tomography should sometimes be used in pediatric patients in order to obtain a precise and valid diagnosis. This case study presents clinical application of computed tomography on patients visiting department of pediatric dentistry in Seoul National University Dental Hospital. The results obtained through these cases were summarized as follow : 1. Localization of impacted teeth using CT allows for efficient treatment planning leading to reduced postoperative complications. 2. In orthodontic traction of impacted permanent teeth, utilization of CT made exact localization of window site and determination of prognosis possible. 3. Use of CT made possible definite diagnosis of lesions in the jaw that were only suspected on plain film radiographs. 4. Careful selection is necessary when applying CT on children due to increased radiation dose and high cost.