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Legal Considerations  in the use of Cone  Beam Computer Tomography Imaging Legal Considerations in the use of Cone Beam Computer Tomography Imaging

Author(s):

Edwin J Zinman, DDS, JD;Stuart C. White, DDS, PHD; and Sotirios Tetradis, DDS, PHD

Date Added:

7/13/2010


Summary:

Cone beam computed tomography, CBCT, technology was introduced to the dental profession more than a decade ago. It offers a new means of visualizing the orofacial complex to provide valuable diagnostic and treatment planning information for the dental patient. Indeed, in multiple applications of everyday dental practice, CBCT enhances diagnostic accuracy of disease detection, reveals anatomic structures that complicate treatment or allows confident identification of anatomic variants that simulate disease but do not require intervention.

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