Areej Ahmed Najm

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Collage of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Visibility of Mandibular Canal on CBCT Cross-Sectional Images in Comparison with Panoramic Radiograph (Retrospective Study)
    Author(s): Resha Jameel*, Areej Ahmed Najm and Firas Abdulameer Farhan

    Detection of mandibular canal (MC) is an important requirement for different surgical procedures such as implant placement, surgical removal of pathological lesion and even to tooth extraction. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) represents an advance imaging technology, but distinguishing the MC from surrounding structures may persists a difficult matter. Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the visibility of MC in different regions on CBCT cross-sectional images and compare with OPG images. Materials and methods: in this retrospective study 400 hemi mandible (100 males and 100 females) were examined by CBCT cross section and compared to digital panoramic images. the images were evaluated and the mandibular canal visibility was assessed in four region (second premolar, first molar, second molar and distal to second molar) and classified into clear and unclear score .then the.. Read More»

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