Dental MRI

Contact: Jan Paul


In current dental diagnostic and therapy, MRI does only play a niche role for e.g. assessment of the TMJ and in oral oncology. It is the objective of this project to evaluate the potential of MRI for classical dental application like caries and periapical lesion diagnosis and classification.


Dental anatomy:

Visualization of relevant dental soft and hard tissues. 

Caries diagnosis

Assessment and quanitifcation of the progression of caries lesions.

Apical lesion characterization

Multi-contrast imaging of apical lesions.


Related Publications:


  1. Wundrak S, Paul J, Ulrici J, Hell E, Geibel MA, Bernhardt P, Rottbauer W, Rasche V. Golden Ratio Sparse MRI using Tiny Golden Angles. Magn Reson Med. 2015, accepted
  2. Geibel MA, Schreiber ES, Bracher AK, Hell E, Ulrici J, Sailer LK, Ozpeynirci Y, Rasche V. Assessment of Apical Periodontitis by MRI: A Feasibility Study. Rofo. 2015 Apr;187(4):269-75. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1385808
  3. Wundrak S, Paul J, Ulrici J, Hell E, Rasche V. A small surrogate for the golden angle in time-resolved radial MRI based generalized fibonacci sequences. IEEE-Trans Med Imaging. 2014, accepted
  4. Bracher AK, Hofmann CP, Bornstedt A, Ulrici J, Geibel MA, Hell E, Janke F, Ulrici J, Haller B, Rasche V. Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) MR Imaging for the Assessment of Caries Lesions. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2013;42(6):20120321
  5. Cox RJ, Kau CH, Rasche V. Three-dimensional ultrashort echo magnetic resonance imaging of orthodontic appliances in the natural dentition. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2012 Oct;142(4):552-61
  6. Bracher AK, Hofmann CP, Boujraf S, Ulrici J, Hell E, Spahr A, Haller B, Rasche V. Feasibility of ultras-short echo time (UTE) magnetic resonance imaging for identification of carious lesions. Magn Reson Med. 2011;66:538-45


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