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Enhancement of OCT images with vinyl polysiloxane (VPS)
Author(s): Hobin Kang; Cynthia L. Darling; Daniel Fried
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Paper Abstract

Several studies have shown that optical coherence tomography (OCT) can be used to measure the remaining enamel thickness and detect the location of subsurface lesions hidden under the sound enamel. Moreover studies have shown that high refractive index liquids can be used to improve the visibility of subsurface lesions in OCT images. In this study, we demonstrate that vinyl polysiloxane (VPS) impression materials which are routinely used in dentistry can be used to enhance the detection of dentinal lesions on tooth occlusal surfaces. Lesion presence was confirmed with polarized light microscopy and microradiography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9692, Lasers in Dentistry XXII, 96920T (29 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218649
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Hobin Kang, Univ. of California, San Francisco (United States)
Cynthia L. Darling, Univ. of California, San Francisco (United States)
Daniel Fried, Univ. of California, San Francisco (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9692:
Lasers in Dentistry XXII
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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