In vitro assessment of periapical lesions created in sheep mandibles by using high resolution ultrasonography and cone beam computed tomography

KAMBUROĞLU K., Cakmak E. E., Eratam N., Sonmez G., KARAHAN S.

DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, vol.50, no.8, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1259/dmfr.20210048
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Ultrasound, CBCT, Periapical lesion, Cortical bone, Measurement, CONVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHY, ULTRASOUND, DIAGNOSIS, ACCURACY, EFFICACY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Providing ultrasound images of periapical lesions may be problematic depending on the thickness of the overlying cortical bone. Clinically, it is crucial to determine the cut-off value of overlaying bone thickness in terms of interference with ultrasound imaging in conjunction with assessment of changes in periapical jaw bone lesions. Our aim was to determine the minimum amount of overlaying buccal bone thickness of artificial periapical lesions in order to be visible by ultrasound imaging and to compare width, height, depth, surface area and volume measurements of detectable periapical lesions obtained from ultrasound and CBCT images.