Firstly used in the early 90s to generate 3-dimensional projections of X-ray images, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has resulted in a large application in dentomaxillofacial imaging, even in children. CBCT uses ionizing radiation that may cause damage to the DNA, and children are at the greatest carcinogenesis risk due to their higher tissue radiosensitivity and their longer life expectancy compared to adults. The questions of whether the cancer risk is really increased after repeated dental CBCT in childhood and of what the underlying biological basis is have become hot topics in the field of dentistry and radiobiology. We performed an overview of the current literature to assess an acceptable role of CBCT in pediatric dentistry.

Dental cone beam computed tomography in children: clinical effectiveness and cancer risk due to radiation exposure / De Felice, Francesca; Di Carlo, Gabriele; Saccucci, Matteo; Tombolini, Vincenzo; Polimeni, Antonella. - In: ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 0030-2414. - 96:4(2019), pp. 173-178. [10.1159/000497059]

Dental cone beam computed tomography in children: clinical effectiveness and cancer risk due to radiation exposure

De Felice, Francesca
Primo
;
Di Carlo, Gabriele
Secondo
;
Saccucci, Matteo;Tombolini, Vincenzo
Penultimo
;
Polimeni, Antonella
Ultimo
2019

Abstract

Firstly used in the early 90s to generate 3-dimensional projections of X-ray images, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has resulted in a large application in dentomaxillofacial imaging, even in children. CBCT uses ionizing radiation that may cause damage to the DNA, and children are at the greatest carcinogenesis risk due to their higher tissue radiosensitivity and their longer life expectancy compared to adults. The questions of whether the cancer risk is really increased after repeated dental CBCT in childhood and of what the underlying biological basis is have become hot topics in the field of dentistry and radiobiology. We performed an overview of the current literature to assess an acceptable role of CBCT in pediatric dentistry.
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