CaviTAU® is patient protection in action
[Revised version of the German X-ray Regulation (Röntgenverordnung) as per the Federal Republic of Germany’s medical legislation, dated 1 January 2015 (Art. 10 of the Regulation of 11 December 2014].In principle, research shows that there is a potential hazard every time X-rays are used. The intensity of the radiation is measured through the dose rate. Any ionising radiation that reaches a living cell can cause damage.
Götz B et al. Medizinisch nit indiziertes Röntgen. In: MedR 1998, Heft 11, S.506.It is calculated that every German resident receives an average effective dose of two millisieverts per year (mSv/a) solely from X-ray diagnostics. This figure is four times higher than in the US and twice as high as in France and Switzerland, the two countries ranking behind Germany in the statistics.
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Scientific studies comparing CaviTAU® (Transition Alveolar Ultrasonography), ultrasound and X-ray
- Bouquot JE, Martin W, Wrobleski G. Computer-based thru-transmission sonography (CTS) imaging of ischemic osteonecrosis of the jaws – a preliminary investigation of 6 cadaverjaws and 15 pain patients- Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral RadiolEndod 2001; 92:550
- Bouquot JE, Schankland WE II, Margolis M. Through-transmission alveolar ultrasonography (TAU) – new technology for evaluation of bone density and desiccation. Comparison with radiology of 170 biopsied alveolar sites of osteoporotic and ischemic disease Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral RadiolEndod 2002; 93:
Wesley E. Schankland WE, II, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.: Medullary and Odontogenic Disease in the Painful Jaw: Clinicopathologic Review of 500 Consecutive Lesions. In: THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOMANDIBULAR PRACTICE OCTOBER 2002, VOL. 20, NO. 4, 295-303)
Bouquot JE, Schankland WE II, Margolis M, Glaros W, Through-transmisson alveolar untrasonography (TAU) – new technology for detection of low bone density of the jaws. Comparison with radiology for 92 osteoporotic alveolar sites with histopathologic confirmation. Proceedings, annual meeting, American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, New Orleans. April 2002.
Summary of these clinical studies:
“TAU was proven to be accurate at more than 99.99% in all cases totaling over 3,742 patients in peer reviewed studies. Comparing the TAU to X-Ray and enhanced MRI, the TAU was more than 2 times as accurate than the MRI and 3 times more accurate the X-Ray.”
The current S3 guideline on odontogenic infections, valid until: September 2021 is edited under the leadership of the German Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DGMKG) and the German Society of Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DGZMK): This guideline is documented in 7.2.2. Imaging diagnostics for odontogenic infections with a tendency to spread: Evidence-based recommendation:
„The ultrasound examination provides a simple and efficient method to detect a smearing of an odontogenic infection and to estimate a possible spread of the odontogenic infection”
[Dalla Torre, D., et al., Life-threatening complications of deep neck space infections. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 2013. 125(21-22): p. 680-6.]..