The anatomy of the teeth and surrounding bony structures is easily illustrated by computed CT image protocols, which produce detailed surface renderings of this complex area. The purpose of this article is to label the dental and bony landmarks of the maxilla, mandible, and palatine bones together with the adjacent relevant muscular and neurovascular anatomy. This user-friendly reference will improve the radiologist's ability to understand and precisely describe lesions of the area and will facilitate communication with the clinician.
From the Departments of Radiology (L. A. Hayman, M. Gordon, K. H. Taber), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (L. A. Hayman, K. H. Taber), and Molecular and Cellular Biology (G. Duncan), and Herbert J. Frensley Center for Imaging Research (L. A. Hayman, K. H. Taber), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, U.S.A.
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