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Why is magnetic resonance not preferred over CBCT in dentaal evaluation?  

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Le_Fort_or_Bust
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Was just wondering why is it not so. Isn't MRI less radioactive than x-rays and cbct? If it is - why is it not preferred?

30 yo, need to expand palate, move maxilla upward and forward, reduce gonial angle.

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Posted : 05/07/2019 10:02 am
Le_Fort_or_Bust
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Posted by: Indigenous

Dentistry prefers CBCT and constant x-rays to the brain, eyes, thyroid, and head as patients will submit to because x-rays damage DNA, cause less healthy cell growth and CANCER, which makes dentistry and other specialties lots of money. 

The S-Ray, a 3D ultrasound which is safe is in trial and will be available soon. MRI shows teeth, bone, everything, and is far less risky than x-rays, which do NOT show the paths of infection , etc. Dental MRI is possible, but dentists often refuse to do it because they want to cause you cancer, and they will throw an immature fit, and reject you as a patient if you stand up for your right to avoid the harm from xrays.  THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT "FIRST DO HARM" DENTISTRY PRESERVES TEETH, AND IT CAN CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS,  SO THERE'S NO POINT TO IT. 

MRI IS IMPOSSIBLE TO INSTALL in dental offices, so theres no money for dentists, so they prefer to irradiate you and cause cancer!!!!!

Sorry, this is anti-vaxxer tier paranoia conspiracy theory BS. I don't buy the whole "LE DOCTORS WANT YOU TO GET CANCER" argument. Can someone with a logical brain reply please? Thanks.

30 yo, need to expand palate, move maxilla upward and forward, reduce gonial angle.

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Posted : 07/07/2019 2:48 am
TGW
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Two reasons:

Firstly, MRIs don't play well with metal. Which is a real problem, since a dental patient is pretty likely to have metal in their mouth. It ends up distorting the image.

Secondly, CT machines are more easily accessible.  Lots of dental clinics have their own CT scanners, because they are small enough to fit in a single room and can be operated by a trained dental assistant.

MRI machines are absolutely massive, take an entire facility to run, are expensive to maintain, and require a specialty trained operator. Even in a large hospital there may only be one MRI machine, and in a large city there might only be a handful. Which means a very long wait to get the scan

S-Ray sounds interesting

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Posted : 07/07/2019 10:45 am