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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Quantitative evaluation of dental abfraction and attrition using a swept-source optical coherence tomography system
Author(s): Corina Marcauteanu; Adrian Bradu; Cosmin Sinescu; Florin I. Topala; Neda L. Negrutiu; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu

Paper Abstract

A fast swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system is employed to acquire volumes of dental tissue, in order to monitor the temporal evolution of dental wear. An imaging method is developed to evaluate the volume of tissue lost in ex vivo artificially induced abfractions and attritions. The minimal volume (measured in air) that our system could measure is 2352  μm 3 . A volume of 25,000 A-scans is collected in 2.5 s. All these recommend the SS-OCT method as a valuable tool for dynamic evaluation of the abfraction and attrition with remarkable potential for clinical use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2013
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 19(2) 021108 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.2.021108
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 19, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Corina Marcauteanu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Adrian Bradu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Cosmin Sinescu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Florin I. Topala, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Neda L. Negrutiu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)


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