Volume 8 Issue 10 (October, 2020)

Review Articles

Ultrasonography- An aid in the diagnosis of Oral Submucous Fibrosis- A Brief Review
Dr. Sunita Kulkarni, Dr. Runal Bansod, Dr. Rakhi Chandak, Dr. Ramhari Sathawane, Dr. Ashish Lajekar, Dr. Lajri

In modern times, advanced diagnostic imaging techniques in oral and maxillofacial radiology mainly involve computed tomography (CT), cone-beam CT (CBCT), magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasonography (USG), xeroradiography, and arthrography to name a few. From the time of its discovery, USG has been used in the field of medicine for the diagnosis of lesions as well as for remedial purpose. USG is a technique based on sound waves that acquire image in real time without the use of ionizing radiation. USG is more diagnostic for soft-tissue lesions than hard-tissue lesions. This article reviews the applications of ultrasound imaging in dentistry. Keywords- OSMF, ultrasonography.

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