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Kirnbauer, B; Jakse, N; Rugani, P; Schwaiger, M; Magyar, M.
Assessment of impacted and partially impacted lower third molars with panoramic radiography compared to MRI-a proof of principle study.
Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2018; 47(4):20170371-20170371 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Jakse Norbert
Kirnbauer Barbara
Magyar Marton
Rugani Petra
Schwaiger Michael

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Third molars often require surgical removal. Since three-dimensional radiological assessment is often indicated in difficult cases to avoid surgical complications, the radiation burden has to be considered. Here, MRI may offer a dose-free alternative to conventional X-ray techniques. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the assessment quality of MRI compared to panoramic radiography in impacted and partially impacted lower third molars. Panoramic radiographs and MRI scans of 28 Caucasian patients were assessed twice by four investigators. Wisdom teeth were classified according to Juodzbalys and Daugela 2013. When radiological lower third molar assessments with panoramic radiography and MRI were compared, staging concurred in 73% in the first round of assessments and 77% in the second. The presented study demonstrates that MRI not only provides much the same information that panoramic radiography usually does, but also has the advantages of a dose-free three-dimensional view. This may facilitate and shorten third molar surgery. Image interpretation, however, can differ depending on training and experience.

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