Incidental Findings on Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Reasons for Referral by Dental Practitioners in Indore City (M.P)

Introduction: Cone beam computed tomography is a new diagnostic innovation to dental imaging. Despite the use of CBCT in oral and maxillofacial imaging, reports on its use either by individual practitioners or referral patterns to CBCT centers is lacking. Hence, a study was conducted to determine...

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Main Authors: Shilpa Warhekar, Sandesh Nagarajappa, Prahlad L. Dasar, Ashish M. Warhekar, Ajay Parihar, Tushar Phulambrikar, Bhuvnesh Airen, Deepika Jain
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Published: JCDR Research and Publications Private Limited 2015-02-01
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spelling doaj-94500d9743354005914ad603000af27d2020-11-25T03:12:41ZengJCDR Research and Publications Private LimitedJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research2249-782X0973-709X2015-02-0192ZC21ZC2410.7860/JCDR/2015/11705.5555Incidental Findings on Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Reasons for Referral by Dental Practitioners in Indore City (M.P)Shilpa Warhekar0Sandesh Nagarajappa1Prahlad L. Dasar2Ashish M. Warhekar3Ajay Parihar4Tushar Phulambrikar5Bhuvnesh Airen6Deepika Jain7Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, MP, India.Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, MP, India.Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, MP, India.Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, MP, India.Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Government College of Dentistry, Indore, MP, India.Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, MP, India.Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, MP, India.Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, MP, India.Introduction: Cone beam computed tomography is a new diagnostic innovation to dental imaging. Despite the use of CBCT in oral and maxillofacial imaging, reports on its use either by individual practitioners or referral patterns to CBCT centers is lacking. Hence, a study was conducted to determine incidental findings on CBCT and reasons for referral by dental practitioners in Indore city. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 795 records that were referred for CBCT imaging at Institutional and Oracal CBCT Centre, Indore was undertaken. Referrals from both within and outside institution, as well as from private practitioners were considered. The reason for CBCT referral, provision diagnosis, final diagnosis and any incidental diagnosis were recorded. Results: This retrospective chart audit revealed that 56.7 % were male and 43.3% were females. Greatest source of patients was referred by oral surgeons (21.9%) followed by oral and maxillofacial radiologist (14.2%) and prosthodontist (9.3%). The most common reason for referral was for implant analysis (24.2%) and the most common incidental finding diagnosed by CBCT was oral malignancies. Conclusion: In Institutional set-up, CBCT referrals were mostly for the reason of planning implant placement followed by trauma whereas private practitioners used CBCT mostly for implant placement followed by impaction. CBCT was being utilized more by Oral surgeons in private sector whereas it in an Institutional setup majority of referrals from Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology. Findings that were most commonly diagnosed incidentally on CBCT were Orofacial malignancies followed maxillary sinus pathologies.https://jcdr.net/articles/PDF/5555/11705_CE(RA1)_F(T)_PF1(PAK)_PFA(AK)_PF2(PAG).pdfcbctreferral patternincidental finding
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author Shilpa Warhekar
Sandesh Nagarajappa
Prahlad L. Dasar
Ashish M. Warhekar
Ajay Parihar
Tushar Phulambrikar
Bhuvnesh Airen
Deepika Jain
spellingShingle Shilpa Warhekar
Sandesh Nagarajappa
Prahlad L. Dasar
Ashish M. Warhekar
Ajay Parihar
Tushar Phulambrikar
Bhuvnesh Airen
Deepika Jain
Incidental Findings on Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Reasons for Referral by Dental Practitioners in Indore City (M.P)
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
cbct
referral pattern
incidental finding
author_facet Shilpa Warhekar
Sandesh Nagarajappa
Prahlad L. Dasar
Ashish M. Warhekar
Ajay Parihar
Tushar Phulambrikar
Bhuvnesh Airen
Deepika Jain
author_sort Shilpa Warhekar
title Incidental Findings on Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Reasons for Referral by Dental Practitioners in Indore City (M.P)
title_short Incidental Findings on Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Reasons for Referral by Dental Practitioners in Indore City (M.P)
title_full Incidental Findings on Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Reasons for Referral by Dental Practitioners in Indore City (M.P)
title_fullStr Incidental Findings on Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Reasons for Referral by Dental Practitioners in Indore City (M.P)
title_full_unstemmed Incidental Findings on Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Reasons for Referral by Dental Practitioners in Indore City (M.P)
title_sort incidental findings on cone beam computed tomography and reasons for referral by dental practitioners in indore city (m.p)
publisher JCDR Research and Publications Private Limited
series Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
issn 2249-782X
0973-709X
publishDate 2015-02-01
description Introduction: Cone beam computed tomography is a new diagnostic innovation to dental imaging. Despite the use of CBCT in oral and maxillofacial imaging, reports on its use either by individual practitioners or referral patterns to CBCT centers is lacking. Hence, a study was conducted to determine incidental findings on CBCT and reasons for referral by dental practitioners in Indore city. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 795 records that were referred for CBCT imaging at Institutional and Oracal CBCT Centre, Indore was undertaken. Referrals from both within and outside institution, as well as from private practitioners were considered. The reason for CBCT referral, provision diagnosis, final diagnosis and any incidental diagnosis were recorded. Results: This retrospective chart audit revealed that 56.7 % were male and 43.3% were females. Greatest source of patients was referred by oral surgeons (21.9%) followed by oral and maxillofacial radiologist (14.2%) and prosthodontist (9.3%). The most common reason for referral was for implant analysis (24.2%) and the most common incidental finding diagnosed by CBCT was oral malignancies. Conclusion: In Institutional set-up, CBCT referrals were mostly for the reason of planning implant placement followed by trauma whereas private practitioners used CBCT mostly for implant placement followed by impaction. CBCT was being utilized more by Oral surgeons in private sector whereas it in an Institutional setup majority of referrals from Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology. Findings that were most commonly diagnosed incidentally on CBCT were Orofacial malignancies followed maxillary sinus pathologies.
topic cbct
referral pattern
incidental finding
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