Anna-Katinka Bracher1, Michael Mess1,2, Axel Bornstedt1, Erich Hell3, Johannes Ulrici3, Bernd Haller2, Volker Rasche1
1Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; 2Department of Operative Dentistry, Periodontology & Pedodontics, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; 3Sirona Dental Systems, Bensheim, Germany
Assessment of acute inflammation and chronic bone resorption is the basic information required for the diagnosis, staging and therapy monitoring of parodontitis. The application of MRI for assessment of the acute inflammation and bone resorption in parodontitis is investigated. It could be shown that besides the assessment of the acute inflammation, a T1 weighted MRI sequence can be used for achieving a clear delineation between spongoues bone, cortical bone, and saliva, which enables the volumetric assessment of the bone resorption.