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Title: E.A.O. guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging in implant dentistry 2011. A consensus workshop organized by the European Association for Osseointegration at the Medical University of Warsaw
Authors: Harris, David ×
Horner, Keith
Gröndahl, Kerstin
Jacobs, Reinhilde
Helmrot, Ebba
Benic, Goran I
Bornstein, Michael M
Dawood, Andrew
Quirynen, Marc #
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: Munksgaard
Series Title: Clinical Oral Implants Research vol:23 issue:11 pages:1243-1253
Abstract: Diagnostics imaging is an essential component of patient selection and treatment planning in oral rehabilitation by means of osseointegrated implants. In 2002, the EAO produced and published guidelines on the use of diagnostic imaging in implant dentistry. Since that time, there have been significant developments in both the application of cone beam computed tomography as well as in the range of surgical and prosthetic applications that can potentially benefit from its use. However, medical exposure to ionizing radiation must always be justified and result in a net benefit to the patient. The as low a dose as is reasonably achievable principle must also be applied taking into account any alternative techniques that might achieve the same objectives. This paper reports on current EAO recommendations arising from a consensus meeting held at the Medical University of Warsaw (2011) to update these guidelines. Radiological considerations are detailed, including justification and optimization, with a special emphasis on the obligations that arise for those who prescribe or undertake such investigations. The paper pays special attention to clinical indications and radiographic diagnostic considerations as well as to future developments and trends.
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ISSN: 0905-7161
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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