Effects of orthodontic appliances on the diagnostic quality of magnetic resonance images of the head.

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INTRODUCTION The influence of 4 commonly used fixed orthodontic appliances on artifact formation and diagnostic quality of magnetic resonance (MR) images of the head produced by a 3-T MR scanner was studied. METHODS Stainless steel brackets, ceramic brackets, combination of ceramic brackets and steel molar tubes, and multistranded steel mandibular lingual… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2016.07.020

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