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Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira

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Abstract

ROZA, Marcello R. et al. Tomografia computadorizada de feixe cônico na odontologia veterinária: descrição e padronização da técnica. Pesq. Vet. Bras. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.8, pp.617-624. ISSN 0100-736X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-736X2009000800004.

Eleven dogs and four cats with buccodental alterations, treated in the Centro Veterinário do Gama, in Brasilia, DF, Brazil, were submitted to cone beam computed tomography. The exams were carried out in a i-CAT tomograph, using for image acquisition six centimeters height, 40 seconds time, 0.2 voxel, 120 kilovolts and 46.72 milliamperes per second. The ideal positioning of the animal for the exam was also determined in this study and it proved to be fundamental for successful examination, which required a simple and safe anesthetic protocol due to the relatively short period of time necessary to obtain the images. Several alterations and diseases were identified with accurate imaging, demonstrating that cone beam computed tomography is a safe, accessible and feasible imaging method which could be included in the small animal dentistry routine diagnosis.

Keywords : Diseases of dogs; cone beam computed tomography; diagnosis by imaging; veterinary dentistry.

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