October 13, 2017
Dental imaging has the potential to impact more than just a patient’s mouth. Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) can even help radiologists identify certain cancer.
In an article from Dentistry iQ, author Oksana Bandura writes, “Several recent studies have confirmed that dental CAD systems can bring extra benefits when programmed to look for external signs of pathology in panoramic dental radiographs that contain boundaries of many head and neck structures. If the developers of dental image analysis algorithms design them to look for additional specific ROI, this will allow detection of more pathologies in one image, thus increasing the advantages both for dentists and their patients”.
In the article Bandura discusses:
- Maxillary sinusitis
- Carotid artery calcification
- Dental x-ray as a screening method
Bandura continues, “In these cases, a CAD system based on dental image analysis can become a powerful tool that expands the scope of panoramic x-ray examination and makes it a relevant screening method for osteoporosis and carotid artery calcification”. Has your dental practice explored the new possibilities of dental imaging?
To read more, see the full article from Oksana Bandura in Dentistry iQ.