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The diagnostic efficacy of cone beam CT for impacted teeth and associated features: a systematic review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20678100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review evaluates the evidence for the diagnostic efficacy of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for impacted teeth and associated features. PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library were searched using specific indexing terms and reference lists were hand searched. Two reviewers selected relevant publications on the basis of pre-determined inclusion criteria. Original studies were assessed using a modification of the quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies (QUADAS) tool. The literature search yielded 96 titles, of which 7 were included in the review. There was only limited evidence for diagnostic efficacy expressed as sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. Only two studies compared CBCT and panoramic radiographs with a valid reference method and presented the results in terms of percentage of correct diagnoses. This review reveals a need for studies that meet methodological standards for diagnostic efficacy of CBCT in the diagnosis of impacted teeth.
M E Guerrero; M Shahbazian; G Elsiena Bekkering; O Nackaerts; R Jacobs; K Horner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral rehabilitation     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1365-2842     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Rehabil     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-07     Completed Date:  2011-06-02     Revised Date:  2011-08-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0433604     Medline TA:  J Oral Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-16     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Oral Imaging Center, Faculty of Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography / statistics & numerical data*
Mandibular Nerve / radiography
Predictive Value of Tests
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tooth, Impacted / radiography*
Tooth, Unerupted / radiography
Comment In:
Evid Based Dent. 2011;12(2):37   [PMID:  21701540 ]

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