S-Space College of Dentistry/School of Dentistry (치과대학/치의학대학원) Dept. of Dentistry (치의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_치의학과)
Current status of dental caries diagnosis using cone beam computed tomography
- Park, Young-Seok; Ahn, Jin-Soo; Kwon, Ho-Beom; Lee, Seung-Pyo
- Issue Date
- Imaging Science in Dentistry, Vol.41, No.2, pp.43-51
- Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review the current status of dental caries diagnosis using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Materials and Methods: An online PubMed search was performed to identify studies on caries research using CBCT. Results: Despite its usefulness, there were inherent limitations in the detection of caries lesions through conventional radiograph mainly due to the two-dimensional (2D) representation of caries lesions. Several efforts were made to investigate the three-dimensional (3D) image of lesion, only to gain little popularity. Recently, CBCT was introduced and has been used for diagnosis of caries in several reports. Some of them maintained the superiority of CBCT systems, however it is still under controversies. Conclusion: The CBCT systems are promising, however they should not be considered as a primary choice of caries diagnosis in everyday practice yet. Further studies under more standardized condition should be performed in the near future. 짤 2011 by Korean Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.