ROLE OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE IN DIAGNOSIS OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL DISEASES
Divyajeet Goyal1, Amiya Agrawal2, Vikram Khanna1, Shweta Srivastava1, Parikshit Sharma1, Siddhartha Chandel3, Harmurti Singh2
In present scenario conventional radiographs , CT scan ,MRI or ultrasound are commonly used for diagnosis of maxillofacial diseases, but on review of latest literature it is seen that nuclear medicine can work hand in hand with conventional diagnostic aids. Nuclear medicine is a branch that utilizes the radioactive materials to determine the biochemical process of cells which eventually result in assessing the metabolic activity of an organ. This review reveals role of nuclear medicine in diagnosis of maxillofacial diseases.
Key Words :
Nuclear Medicine, Maxillofacial Diseases, Radioactive Materials