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Abstract #2611

Accurate In Vivo Assessment of Caries Lesion Extent by UTE MRI

Anna-Katinka Bracher1, Chrisitan Hofmann1,2, Axel Bornstedt1, Erich Hell3, Johannes Ulrici3, Bernd Haller4, 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; 4Department of Operative Dentistry, Periodontology & Pedodontics, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Ultra-short echo time MRI has been shown to provide information on early formation of caries lesions and demineralization. In this contribution the role of MRI for the accurate assessment of the extent of caries lesions is investigated in vivo. It is shown that MRI often predicts the lesion size more accurate than the clinically established X-ray based imaging techniques.