Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2021 Sep 8:20210138. Epub 2021 Sep 8.
Division of Dentistry, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine andHealth, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine a "low-dose protocol" which provides acceptable diagnostic accuracy for detection of root fractures in unrestored anterior maxillary teeth, using an model.
Methods: 48 maxillary anterior teeth, half with horizontal or oblique root fractures, were imaged using CBCT in an anthropomorphic model. Nine X-ray exposure combinations were used, including the manufacturer's standard ("reference") exposure and high-resolution settings ("HiRes"), by varying kV, exposure time, and rotation angle. Read More