Dear Imaging & CAD/CAM Insider,
In this Insider Exclusive, while cone-beam CT (CBCT) has been around for almost 20 years and is often used for implant planning, cases of impacted teeth and trauma, periapical diagnosis, and more, it is well known that it delivers a radiation dose higher than traditional methods. A new study focused on image quality and treatment planning when using this imaging modality.
Maxillofacial surgeons who used CT intraoperatively on their trauma patients found that imaging and review can be performed quickly, perfecting the trauma surgeon's work while there's still time to make revisions, according to an article published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Read more here.
In one of the most read articles on DrBicuspid.com, a Syrian man received a pioneering jaw implant made from titanium after a bullet wound in his country's civil war destroyed his lower jaw. The operation and implant had the patient eating and speaking again a day after his surgery. Read Features Editor Donna Domino's article here.
Also featured in the Imaging & CAD/CAM Community, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new guidance on radiation protection during diagnostic and interventional x-ray procedures. Learn more here.