Dental Health: Current ResearchISSN: 2470-0886

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Editorial, Dent Health Curr Res Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Trends in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research in Dentistry

Midori Yoshida* and Eiichi Honda
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Tokushima University Graduate School, Japan
Corresponding author: Midori Yoshida, Ph.D.
Ph.C. 3-15-17 Kuramoto, Tokushima 770-8504, Japan
Tel: 81-886337361; Fax: 81-886335335
Received: November 03, 2015 Accepted: November 05, 2015 Published: November 10, 2015
Citation: Yoshida M, Honda E (2015) Trends in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research in Dentistry. Dent Health Curr Res 1:2. doi:10.4172/2470-0886.1000e104


Trends in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research in Dentistry

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used as an essential imaging modality for diagnosis in dentistry and medicine. MRI is noninvasive and does not require exposure to any ionizing radiation. This is in contrast to X-ray computed tomography, X-ray angiography, and positron emission tomography (PET) by gamma rays. MR can create high-quality images of detailed anatomical structures because of its excellent soft tissue resolution. Applications of MRI include imaging blood vascular systems without a contrast medium, functional imaging of brain activity, spectroscopy, and fractional anisotropy. In clinical dentistry, MRI is used for the diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases, especially tumors or temporomandibular disorders. Research on MRI use in dentistry has emphasized the areas of endodontics, orthodontics, and dental radiology.

Keywords: MRI; Dentistry; Nobel Prize; UTE; ZTE

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