SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences

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

Ultrasonography – A boon in dentistry

Abhijeet Alok1, Shivani Singh2, Mallika Kishore3, Anjani Kumar Shukla4 
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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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.

How to cite this article:
Alok A, Singh S, Kishore M, Shukla AK. Ultrasonography – A boon in dentistry.SRM J Res Dent Sci 2019;10:98-104

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Alok A, Singh S, Kishore M, Shukla AK. Ultrasonography – A boon in dentistry. SRM J Res Dent Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 6 ];10:98-104
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