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J. Vet. Sci. 2011; 12(4): 387-392  https://doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2011.12.4.387
Cone beam computed tomography and intraoral radiography for diagnosis of dental abnormalities in dogs and cats
Marcello R. Roza1,*, Luiz Antonio F. Silva1, Mauricio Barriviera2, Alessandro L. Januário3, Ana Cristina B. Bezerra4, Maria Clorinda S. Fioravanti1
1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Goias, Goiânia 74001-970, Brazil 2Department of Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brasília 71966-700, Brazil 3International Team for Implantology, São Paulo 04551-060, Brazil 4Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brasília 70910-700, Brazil
Abstract
The development of veterinary dentistry has substantially improved the ability to diagnose canine and feline dental abnormalities. Consequently, examinations previously performed only on humans are now available for small animals, thus improving the diagnostic quality. This has increased the need for technical qualification of veterinary professionals and increased technological investments. This study evaluated the use of cone beam computed tomography and intraoral radiography as complementary exams for diagnosing dental abnormalities in dogs and cats. Cone beam computed tomography was provided faster image acquisition with high image quality, was associated with low ionizing radiation levels, enabled image editing, and reduced the exam duration. Our results showed that radiography was an effective method for dental radiographic examination with low cost and fast execution times, and can be performed during surgical procedures.
Keywords: cone beam computed tomography, dental, dogs, radiography, X-ray diagnosis
© 2011 The Korean Society of Veterinary Science.