soft tissue calcifications / ossifications


Case of the Week: Tonsiliths on CBCT

Being that I realized I need to update (and add) the interpretation pages as many of them don’t have CBCT examples or information. I thought I’d start with something I come across nearly every week – tonsiliths. This week I have two cases of tonsiliths seen on CBCT. Tonsiliths are […]


Case of the Week: Osteoma Cutis 1

Happy New Year! This is a fun case that would always stump the students on the exact name of this entity.  We also came across it so often that one student crossed out the description of rare in their radiology book to use in the viewing room. 🙂 Osteoma cutis […]


Case of the Week: Osteoma Cutis (2D & CBCT)

This week I have a fun case of osteoma cutis on both 2D images and CBCT images. Osteoma cutis is an ossification within the dermis. It presents on 2D radiographs as punctate, round/ovoid, radiopaque entities.  Most of the cases I come across it occurs in multiples.  First is the 2D radiographs […]


Case of the Week: Sialolith

This week I have a neat example of a sialolith on a pantomograph.  This was an incidental finding at a new patient exam.  Sialoliths tend to be single, but this case has multiple calcifications within the duct of the submandibular salivary gland.  On the pantomograph there are multiple, irregular shaped […]


Case of the Week: Tonsiliths

This week is showing a case of calcifications in the tonsillar crypts also known as tonsiliths.  Tonsiliths are incidental findings on pantomographs.  Tonsiliths clinically present as  yellow-white stones in the tonsillar crypts.  They range in size from millimeters to centimeters.  A few studies have linked tonsiliths with halitosis (bad breath).  […]