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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-104

Ultrasonography – A boon in dentistry


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sarjug Dental College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dental Institute, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

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DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_55_18

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In modern times, advanced diagnostic imaging techniques in oral and maxillofacial radiology mainly involve computed tomography (CT), cone-beam CT (CBCT), magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasonography (USG), xeroradiography, and arthrography to name a few. From the time of its discovery, USG has been used in the field of medicine for the diagnosis of lesions as well as for remedial purpose. USG is a technique based on sound waves that acquire image in real time without the use of ionizing radiation. USG is more diagnostic for soft-tissue lesions than hard-tissue lesions. This article reviews the applications of ultrasound imaging in dentistry.


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