Correlation of darkening of impacted mandibular third molar root on digital panoramic images with cone beam computed tomography findings.

@article{Tantanapornkul2009CorrelationOD,
  title={Correlation of darkening of impacted mandibular third molar root on digital panoramic images with cone beam computed tomography findings.},
  author={Weeraya Tantanapornkul and Kiyoshi Okochi and A Bhakdinaronk and Naoto Ohbayashi and Tohru Kurabayashi},
  journal={Dento maxillo facial radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={11-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Darkening of the lower third molar root on panoramic images is known to indicate an intimate relationship between the root and mandibular canal. The objective of this study was to investigate the anatomical relationship between the third molar root and its surrounding structures that leads to this panoramic finding. METHODS Imaging findings of 253 impacted lower third molars examined by both digital panoramic radiography and cone beam CT were reviewed. Panoramic images were… CONTINUE READING
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