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 (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: 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).  […]