Imagiology

The Imaging Service of MALO CLINIC counts on the collaboration of experienced licensed radiology technicians, who have at their disposal the best means of Imaging, that allow to raise the quality and speed in the diagnosis, and allow to carry out the planning of the treatments in a rigorous and predictable way.

AVAILABLE EXAMS

Orthopantomography

Important in treatment planning and control. Evaluation of missing teeth, dental eruption level (assessment of tooth development of permanent teeth), agenesis (lack of teeth), lines of bone fractures, position of third molars (wisdom teeth).

X-ray ATM (open mouth and closed mouth)

Study of the temporomandibular joint (eg, diagnosis of arthrosis or dislocations).

Fist X-Ray

Important in the study of bone age and growth in children.

Frontal X-Ray

Exam also used in the area of Orthodontics whenever it is necessary to make a differential diagnosis that is not possible through another examination (eg diagnosis of osseous facial asymmetries, trauma)

Teleradiography

Examination of excellence for the specialty of Orthodontics. Study of the relationship between bones of the head and jaws and between the upper and lower jaw. Important in the orthodontic treatment program for placement of badly positioned teeth in the ideal position.

Cone Beam Computorized Tomography

Fundamental examination in the field of Implantology. With the information acquired it is possible to analyze the bone volume of the patients, to study the most suitable area for placement of the dental implants as well as the bone density in the intervention area. Due to its characteristics, Tomography is used for a set of other procedures besides the Implantology area, such as the study of the dimensions of pathologies, relation of the teeth / lesion with the noble structures, planning of included teeth extraction, observation of lesions or dental fractures, endodontic treatment planning in complex cases, etc.

NobelGuide Study – Using Surgical Guides

Tomography in which the acquisition is made with the dental prosthesis placed. Then the acquired information is exported to a 3D imaging program where a virtual surgery is performed, from which the surgical guides will be performed. This procedure allows for that in the day of surgery you know in advance which implants to place, what their locations and respective paths, resulting in a less time-consuming and more comfortable intervention for the patient.

KNOW THAT...

Curiosities about Radiation
  • 67,6% of the radiation to which the human being exposes himself is of natural origin (solar radiation, cosmic or mineral, for example);
  • 30,7% of exposure is the result of radiotherapy or radiographic imaging processes;
  • 0,6% result from an effect called fall out;
  • 0,45% result from occupational exposure

Is the radiation we receive from natural sources different? How?

All people are exposed to natural sources of radiation, such as cosmic radiation, radiation from the earth’s crust, radioactivity from food, and from our own body. This radiation (gamma radiation) can induce biological effects similar to those of the X-rays used for medical examinations. Depending on where you live, an individual may be exposed to dose values of 1 to 3 mSv / year, with a global average of 2.4 mSv / year. There are some places where inhabitants can be exposed to 10 mSv / year.

Can pregnant women perform X-rays?

As long as the clinical benefits are considered superior to the potential risk of exposure to radiation, there is nothing to counteract the use of X radiation during pregnancy. With modern equipment and the proper technique, examinations of skull, feet, neck, shoulders and even chest can be performed safely during pregnancy. For other tests, specific considerations are necessary. Pregnant women should inform their doctors and other health professionals about their pregnancy or even the possibility of being pregnant. Having been aware of this information in abdominal and pelvic exams, especially in high dose procedures (computed tomography and fluoroscopy), the physician or health care provider in collaboration with the radiation protection specialist should weigh the benefits and associated risks.

Is it safe for children to be exposed to X-radiation during a diagnostic test?

There are no restrictions on the use of X-rays in children as long as the clinical benefit outweighs potential risks of radiation exposure. Some organs in children have a greater sensitivity to radiation than in adults. In addition children have a longer lifespan that potentiates the late manifestation of radiation-induced harmful effects. Therefore, imaging techniques that do not use ionizing radiation should always be considered as an alternative. Radiological procedures in children should be individually planned and limited to what is considered reasonably acceptable for a correct diagnosis.

What are X-rays?

X-rays (such as those used on CT) are a form of radiation, such as visible light, but have a high penetration power and can penetrate the human body. Using appropriate equipment and techniques, X-rays can be used to produce images of structures inside the body to diagnose diseases or view anatomical structures.

Can diagnostic tests using X-rays cause injury?

The dose of radiation applied in most X-ray diagnostic tests is relatively low. Concerns arise from the need for repeat examinations. Examinations at relatively higher doses such as CT and interventional radiology procedures are more likely to increase the risk of radiation-induced cancer. In the area of Dental Medicine the doses used are extremely low and minimal.

What is the risk of radiation-induced cancer?
Is the risk cumulative?

The risk of radiation cancers is low but cumulative. Each examination the patient undergoes slightly increases the risk. It is recommended that doses to patients be minimized by guaranteeing adequate quality for the diagnosis.

The probability of radiation-induced cancer is between 5-6% per 1000 mSv dose.

TEAM

  • Andres Aguirre
  • Brent Dickman
  • Cathering Crosbie
  • Elizabeth Fysh
  • Elka Gale
  • Grace Walsh
  • Hilary Papadopoulous
  • Jessica Buhagiar
  • Jessica Carter
  • Kevin Spencer
  • Larry Benge
  • Lauren Flower
  • Marina Poverenka
  • Marina Ristovska
  • Michelle Maciejowski
  • Nima Ferdowsi
  • Prue Marks
  • Rebecca Maddocks
  • Samantha Williams
  • Sonya Butler
  • Tla Field
  • Toni Baker
  • Toni Baker

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