A traditional radiography is a two-dimensional image of something that actually has three dimensions. At last, thanks to 3D radiological system with a small field of view we have the missing dimension, which exponentially amplifies our knowledge. The CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) is a real breakthrough for dentistry because it offers many advantages: low radiation dose to patients, high definition with very small voxels, the possibility to see the tooth and the surrounding structures in three different planes, overcoming any anatomical overlapping. It opens a new frontier, and allows us to make precise diagnosis where traditional tools were insufficient. Reading the text we can see the enthusiasm and the passion with which the authors have produced this book. Each chapter is a font of information, every detail has been carefully examined, and each clinical case has been extensively reported. The introductory chapters provide the reader with the knowledge and basic tools to understand the CBCT. Everything else is an atlas, highly enjoyable, which includes the use of CBCT in both clinical and surgical dentistry, and describes in details not only the diagnostic phase but also the operational use to program the individual case, and control the future outcome.
Emanuele Ambu MD, DDS, Active Member SIE (Italian Society of Endodontics); Certified Member ESE (European Society of Endodontology), Private Practice limited to Endodontics and Oral Surgery in Bologna, Italy.
Roberto Ghiretti MD, Specialist in Maxillo-Facial Surgery Private Practice in Mantova, Italy.
Ricardo Laziosi MEng. (electronic), Dental imaging software and digital systems R&D Manager, Dental Trey s.r.l., Italy.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 - From the discovery of X-rays to the advent of digital tomography.
Chapter 2 - Principles of 3D radiology.
Chapter 3 - How to choose a suitable system for the practitioner’s needs (Clinical requirements, radiation risk, image definition).
Chapter 4 - Radiological anatomy of the oral cavity and adjacent areas.
Chapter 5 - Three-dimensional rendering of models using data from CBCT.
Chapter 6 - The use of CBCT in dentistry, REFERENCES, ANALITHIC.