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Endodontic Radiology, 2nd Edition

Endodontic Radiology, 2nd Edition

Bettina Basrani (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-29281-5

Jul 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

448 pages



Endodontic Radiology, 2nd edition, is a unique reference that examines all aspects of radiographic imaging related to endodontics. Dr. Bettina Basrani and a team of prestigious international contributors build upon traditional radiographic techniques and include the latest information available on digital radiographs and cone beam computed tomography. More than an overview of equipment, the book delves into radiographic interpretation, differential diagnosis, technical difficulties and special circumstances when taking radiographs during the endodontic treatment, and how to choose the correct radiographic technique to obtain the desired images. Chapters explain general radiographic techniques; intraoral techniques; standard radiographs and interpretation; digital radiographs and their manipulation, storage, and interpretation; and CBCT principles, techniques, and clinical considerations.
About the Editor ix

Contributors x

Foreword xiv

Preface xvi

Acknowledgments xvii

Part 1: General Principles and Techniques 3

1 General Principles of Radiology in Endodontics 5
Anda Kfir and Bettina Basrani

2 Intraoral Radiographic Principles and Techniques 18
Mindy Cash and Bettina Basrani

3 Special Situations 39
Bettina Basrani

4 Intraoral Digital Imaging 43
Ernest W. N. Lam

5 Radiographic Considerations Before the Endodontic Treatment Is Initiated 49
Calvin D. Torneck

12 Radiographic Imaging in Implant Dentistry 177
Amir Azarpazhooh and Jim Yuan Lai

Part 3: Sequence of Endodontic Treatment 191

13 Radiographic Considerations during the Endodontic Treatment 193
Bettina Basrani

14 Electronic Apex Locators and Conventional Radiograph in Working Length Measurement 218
Gevik Malkhassian, Andres Plazas, and Yosef Nahmias

15 Vertical Root Fractures: Radiological Diagnosis 235
Anil Kishen and Harold H. Messer

16 Healing of Chronic Apical Periodontitis 251
Dag Ørstavik

Part 4: Teaching and Research 267

17 Radiographic Consideration for Endodontic Teaching 269
Bettina Basrani

18 Micro-Computed Tomography in Endodontic Research 278
Mana Mirfendereski and Ove Peters

Part 5: Advanced Techniques 285

19 Alternative Imaging Systems in Endodontics 287
Elisabetta Cotti and Girolamo Campisi

20 Introduction to Cone Beam Computed Tomography 304
Ernest W. N. Lam

21 Interpretation of Periapical Lesions Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography 307
Carlos Estrela, Mike Reis Bueno, and Ana Helena Gonçalves Alencar

Part 6: Clinical Cases 329

22 Clinical Cases 331
Le O’Leary

23 Clinical Impact of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Root Canal Treatment 367
Carlos Bóveda Z.

Index 416

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“A well-written and comprehensive text with contributions from a large number of international experts in the field of endodontics . . . It has sub­sequently influenced my clinical practice and I’d strongly urge anyone who is truly committed to learning and understanding endodontic imaging to a superior level to invest their time into reading this text.”  (British Dental Journal, 12 October 2013)

Figures - Chapter 1
Figures - Chapter 2
Figures - Chapter 4
Figures - Chapter 5
Figures - Chapter 6
Figures - Chapter 7
Figures - Chapter 8
Figures - Chapter 9
Figures - Chapter 10
Figures - Chapter 11
Figures - Chapter 12
Figures - Chapter 13
Figures - Chapter 14
Figures - Chapter 15
Figures - Chapter 16
Figures - Chapter 17
Figures - Chapter 18
Figures - Chapter 19
Figures - Chapter 20
Figures - Chapter 21
Figures - Chapter 22
Figures - Chapter 23
Tables - Chapter 1
Tables - Chapter 2
Tables - Chapter 9
Tables - Chapter 13
Tables - Chapter 14
Tables - Chapter 16
Tables - Chapter 21
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Errata,Chapter 17, Figure 17.8: Images courtesy of Dr. Rodolfo Elías Hilú.
Chapter 17, Figure 17.13: Images courtesy of Dr. Rodolfo Elías Hilú.
  • More than 400 color photographs, CBCT images, and high-resolution radiographs
  • Radiological principles addressed from an endodontist's perspective and needs
  • Includes a new periapical index based on CBCT