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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging


Nuclear medicine in Maxillofacial Imaging -a review


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Author Details: Karthik R, Mohan N, Ravi Kumar PT, Sabitha Gokulraj, Cicilia Subbulakshmi, Saramma Mathewfenn, Aruna

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 55

Article End Page : 62


Abstract

Nuclear medicine studies often play a significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial diseases. While not commonly used in everyday dental practice, the dental provider should have a conversational knowledge of these imaging modalities and understand the indications and limitations of these studies. The purpose of this review is to discuss the nuclear medicine studies that have applications in the head and neck region as well as their indications, limitations, and diagnostic conclusions that can be drawn from these studies.

Key words:
Radionuclides, Anger camera, Scintigraphy, Fluorodeoxyglucose(FDG)