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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-116

Knowledge and attitude of dentists toward cone-beam computed tomography in and around salem district: A questionnaire survey


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vinayaka Mission's Sankarachariyar Dental College, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation-Deemed to be University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

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K Aswin Revanth
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vinayaka Mission's Sankarachariyar Dental College, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation-Deemed to be University, Salem, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jdrr.jdrr_141_20

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Introduction: Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a revolutionary technique that was first created in 1982 for angiography and subsequently extended to maxillofacial imaging. It uses a divergent or "cone-" shaped ionizing radiation source and a two-dimensional (3D) region detector mounted on a rotating portal. During maxillofacial exposure, the radiation exposure dosage from CBCT is 10 times smaller than from conventional computed tomography scans. 3D perception of dental structures is growing quickly and it would not have been conceivable without the accessibility of advanced digital imaging. Materials and Methodology: A questionnaire study was done on 204 participants. The questions were self-designed, structured, and validated e questionnaire. Twenty-five multiple choice e questions were given to the participants. Results: Results were analyzed which shows that the vast majority of the members utilize advanced imaging in their daily schedule. Easy to store information and shorter time was the primary motivation to utilize CBCT than contrasted with less radiation dose. Advantages were data reconstruction and lower radiation dose followed shorter scan time, free from processing of radiograph. Discussion: Easy to store information and shorter time was the primary motivation to utilize CBCT. The most significant factor for preferring CBCT over digital imaging was the reduced radiation dose. The advantages were data reconstruction and lower radiation dose followed shorter scan time. Conclusion: In evaluating oral and maxillofacial pathologies with a reduction in radiation exposure, CBCT has a major role. Dental specialists should support CBCT imaging only as they expect that diagnostic performance can favor the still mind, improve persistent well-being, or significantly improve health outcomes. CBCT is one of the most notable recent developments in today's dentistry.


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