Imaging characteristics of benign, malignant, and infectious jaw lesions: A pictorial review

Kathleen A. Meyer, Laura W. Bancroft, Thomas J. Dietrich, Mark J. Kransdorf, Jeffrey J. Peterson

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to describe the indications and appropriate imaging studies for various jaw tumors and tumorlike lesions, the imaging findings, the differential diagnosis, and appropriate treatment options. CONCLUSION. It is important for radiologists to recognize the indications and appropriate imaging studies for various jaw lesions. Radiography is typically used for first-line imaging. If necessary, it is followed by CT for evaluation of osseous lesions and MRI for characterization of soft-tissue lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W412-W421
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume197
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • Jaw
  • Jaw lesions
  • Jaw tumors
  • Mandible

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Meyer, K. A., Bancroft, L. W., Dietrich, T. J., Kransdorf, M. J., & Peterson, J. J. (2011). Imaging characteristics of benign, malignant, and infectious jaw lesions: A pictorial review. American Journal of Roentgenology, 197(3), W412-W421. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.10.7225