Multidetector Row Computed Tomography in Maxillofacial Imaging

Dent Clin North Am. 2018 Jul;62(3):453-465. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2018.03.005.


Multidetector row CT (MDCT) offers superior soft tissue characterization and is useful for diagnosis of odontogenic and nonodontogenic cysts and tumors, fibro-osseous lesions, inflammatory, malignancy, metastatic lesions, developmental abnormalities, and maxillofacial trauma. The rapid advances in MDCT technology, including perfusion CT, dual-energy CT, and texture analysis, will be an integrated anatomic and functional high-resolution scan, which will help in diagnosis of maxillofacial lesions and overall patient care.

Keywords: Dual-energy CT; Imaging; Maxillofacial; Multidetector row CT; Perfusion CT; Texture analysis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Face / diagnostic imaging*
  • Facial Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Jaw Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Maxilla / diagnostic imaging*
  • Maxillofacial Abnormalities / diagnostic imaging
  • Maxillofacial Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Mouth Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Multidetector Computed Tomography*
  • Technology, Dental