By comparing radiographic data from OPGs
and CBCTs of the same patients, the authors aim to assess the potential correlations between data derived from OPGs
and the presence and severity of LU on CBCTs.
The selected OPGs
were digitalized, mental foramen was identified clearly and marked.
Patients with radiographical records like IOPA or OPG
(8,15) A known inhibitor of the above processes is osteoprotegerin (OPG
), which acts as a decoy receptor that also binds to the RANK ligand.
Caption: Figure 1: OPGs
of previous treatment modified for presentation reasons).
The study was conducted by studying Orthopantomogram (OPG
) of patients attending the Oral Diagnosis department.
were obtained using digital devices (Kodak[R] 8000, Rochester, New York, USA) by the same radiographer according to exposure parameters suitable for the patient's gender, age and weight.
showed the presence of a well demarcated radiolucency in the ramus and angle of the mandible.
of patients who are not under orthodontic treatment
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of children meeting the selection criteria were included until the required number of subjects was obtained.
Dawn explains: "There has been a marked improvement in the performance of the Office for the Public Guardian (OPG
), who advise on and register LPA's, thanks to their willingness to actively seek out act upon client feedback.