The Appearances of Common Dental Diseases on Radionuclide Bone Images of the Jaws

Daniel A. Garcia, Donald E. Tow, Thomas M. Sullivan, Dace Jansons, Richard Niederman

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Radionuclide images of hospital patients were examined for abnormal areas within the jaws. Fourteen of 25 subjects studied showed one or more abnormal image areas, most of which were attributable to common dental lesions revealed by oral examinations. The lesions detectable on images included healing bone sites, periodontal and pulpal disease, residual osteitis and irritations caused by ill-fitting dentures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1046
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of dental research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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