From 2011-2017, images and videos of "The Root Canal Anatomy Project" were developed at the Laboratory of Endodontics of Ribeirao Preto Dental School - University of Sao Paulo - under supervision of Dr Manoel Sousa Neto. From 2016, images were acquired in other educational institutions. They can be freely used for attributed noncommercial educational purposes by educators, scholars, student and clinicians. It means that all material used should include proper attribution and citation ( In such cases, this information should be linked to the image in a manner compatible with such instructional objectives. Unfortunately, because material shared on the RCAP has not been properly cited by several users, from November 2019 a watermark was added to the images and videos. Enjoy!

May 1, 2013

Canal Abierto Magazine April 2013

A variety of devices and methods have been described for the ex vivo evaluation of the several steps of the root canal treatment. These methodologies have been successfully used for many years; however, some inherent limitations such as the destruction of the specimen, encouraging the search for new methods able to produce improved results. The development of X-ray micro-computed tomography (µCT) has gained increasing significance in the study of dental tissues. µCT offers a noninvasive reproducible technique for three-dimensional assessment of the root canal system and it can be applied before and after all root canal treatment steps. The purpose of this study was to perform historical and critical analyses of the studies on root canal anatomy as well as the use of µCT as a method for evaluating the several steps of the root canal treatment.

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