Olga Tymofiyeva1, Sven Vaegler1, Kurt Rottner2, Julian Boldt2, Peter Christian Proff3, Ernst-Juergen Richter2, Peter Michael Jakob1
1Dept. of Experimental Physics 5, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Bavaria, Germany; 2Dept. of Prosthodontics, Dental School, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany; 3Dept. of Orthodontics, Dental School, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Recently, new approaches for application of MRI in various branches of dentistry have been proposed. Dental materials present in the subjects mouth pose a major concern for dental applications of MRI. Partly contradictory results have been reported regarding the severity of image artifacts caused by different dental materials, usually without consideration of dental applications of MRI. This paper provides classification of standard dental materials from the standpoint of dental MRI, and can serve as a guideline in future dental MRI research.