To determine the diagnostic value of full-mouth radiography in cats.
115 cats referred for dental treatment without a previous full-mouth radiographic series available.
In a prospective nested case-control analysis of multiple outcomes in a hospital cohort of cats referred for dental treatment, full-mouth radiography was done prior to oral examination and charting. After treatment, the clinical and radiographic findings were compared, with reference to presenting problems, main clinical findings, additional information obtained from radiography and unexpected radiographic findings. Importance of the radiographic findings in therapeutic decision making was assessed.
The main clinical findings were radiographically confirmed in all cats. Odontoclastic resorption lesions, missed on clinical examination, were diagnosed in 8.7% of cats. Analysis of selected presenting problems and main clinical findings yielded significantly increased odds ratios for a variety of other conditions, either expected or unexpected. Radiographs of teeth without clinical lesions yielded incidental or clinically important findings in 4.8 and 41.7% of cats, respectively, and were considered of no clinical value in 53.6%. Radiographs of teeth with clinical lesions merely confirmed the findings in 13.9% of cats, but yielded additional or clinically essential information in 53.9 and 32.2%, respectively.
The diagnostic yield of full-mouth radiography in new feline patients referred for dental treatment is high, and routine use of full-mouth radiography is justifiable.
"CBCT accurately diagnosed FDRLs, promoted visualization of all dental elements in a single acquisition, and did not require repeated scans. These factors are also associated with full-mouth periapical X-rays, the recommended technique for diagnosing FDRL [14,24,25]. The CBCT exam also enabled us to diagnose dental resorptions in one of the dogs, thus confirming a previous report involving a case of canine odontoclastic resorptive lesions . "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The development of veterinary dentistry has substantially improved the ability to diagnose canine and feline dental abnormalities. Consequently, examinations previously performed only on humans are now available for small animals, thus improving the diagnostic quality. This has increased the need for technical qualification of veterinary professionals and increased technological investments. This study evaluated the use of cone beam computed tomography and intraoral radiography as complementary exams for diagnosing dental abnormalities in dogs and cats. Cone beam computed tomography was provided faster image acquisition with high image quality, was associated with low ionizing radiation levels, enabled image editing, and reduced the exam duration. Our results showed that radiography was an effective method for dental radiographic examination with low cost and fast execution times, and can be performed during surgical procedures.
"Marcello R. Roza et al. 620 Apesar da radiografia periapical de toda a boca ser recomendada para o diagnóstico definitivo desta enfermidade (Van Wessum et al. 1992, Verstraete et al. 1998, Negro et al. 2005), o exame tomográfico de feixe cônico aqui avaliado , além do diagnóstico da doença, possibilitou a definição mais precisa da profundidade da lesão, por meio de sua visualização em três dimensões (Fig.2 "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Eleven dogs and four cats with buccodental alterations, treated in the Centro Veterinário do Gama, in Brasilia, DF, Brazil, were submitted to cone beam computed tomography. The exams were carried out in a i-CAT tomograph, using for image acquisition six centimeters height, 40 seconds time, 0.2 voxel, 120 kilovolts and 46.72 milliamperes per second. The ideal positioning of the animal for the exam was also determined in this study and it proved to be fundamental for successful examination, which required a simple and safe anesthetic protocol due to the relatively short period of time necessary to obtain the images. Several alterations and diseases were identified with accurate imaging, demonstrating that cone beam computed tomography is a safe, accessible and feasible imaging method which could be included in the small animal dentistry routine diagnosis.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The intra oral radiography is the examination indicated for evaluation and diagnosis of dental disorders and other structures of the oral cavity. Another method that can be used is the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), one viable alternative for diagnostic, allowing the identification of several oral disorders in domestic animals . The objective of this study was to compare the results of the examinations of CBCT and intra oral radiography as auxiliary method of diagnosis of the oral cavity. The study was used 25 animals, nineteen dogs and six cats, male and female, attended by the department of dentistry of the Centre of Veterinary Gama, in Brasilia, DF. The results showed that the CBCT is more faster to obtain the images and with superior quality than intra-oral radiography exam for the oral cavity diagnosis in dogs and cats. INTRODUÇÃO Na rotina odontológica veterinária, a radiografia intra-oral é o exame
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