Panoramic Radiography- A Diagnostic Marker for Early Detection of Stroke

Arushi Bhatia *

Manav Rachna Dental College, India.

Sumit Bhateja

Manav Rachna Dental College, India.

Geetika Arora

Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Purpose: To establish the validity of Panoramic radiography as an adjunct diagnostic tool for early detection of Stroke.

Materials and Methods: The Study Subjects were subjected to Panoramic Radiography to verify prevelance of Carotid artery calcification on Panoramic Radiographs.

Results: Carotid artery calcification was seen on right side in 72.5% case groups and on the left side in 87.5% case groups. Also, unilateral carotid calcification is seen in 40% cases and bilateral carotid calcifications seen in 60% cases.

Conclusion: Dentists play a very important role in early detection of stroke by identifying the carotid artery calcification in a routine dental panoramic radiograph. This would help reduce morbidity and bring significant savings in overall health care costs associated with atherosclerosis.

Keywords: Atherosclerosis, carotid artery calcification, panoramic radiograph, stroke

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Bhatia, Arushi, Sumit Bhateja, and Geetika Arora. 2023. “Panoramic Radiography- A Diagnostic Marker for Early Detection of Stroke”. Asian Journal of Dental Sciences 6 (1):1-11.


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