Digital and advanced imaging in endodontics: a review.
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This review provides an overview of digital radiography as it exists, including advanced imaging such as computed tomography (CT), cone beam volumetric imaging, and micro-CT as relevant to the practice of endodontics. An evidence-based approach to adoption of different imaging technologies is included to assist the practitioner with the selection process of imaging modalities. Commonly used imaging terminology is introduced, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of image processing. New image reconstruction techniques have been introduced that provide information three-dimensionally to the clinician for routine endodontic and surgical treatment planning. The age of three-dimensional imaging and image processing is here. Limitations and advantages of newly introduced imaging modalities are discussed briefly.