Jakob Kreutner1, Andreas J. Hopfgartner2, Julian Boldt3, Kurt Rottner3, Daniel Haddad1, Ernst J. Richter3, Peter M. Jakob, 12
1Research Center Magnetic-Resonance-Bavaria, Wrzburg, Germany; 2Experimental Physics 5, University of Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Germany; 3Prosthodontics, Dental School, University of Wrzburg, Wrzburg, Germany
Planing of dental implants requires precise knowledge about dimensions of the defect and bone strength at this position. This work shows that MRI is capable to clearly depict the nerve canal running in the mandbile as well as resolving the trabecular microstructure within a reasonable scan time in vivo. Thus MRI has the potential to provide further information to choose an appropriate therapy.