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Evaluation of age-related changes with cross-sectional CT imaging of teeth
Author(s): Tatsumasa Fukui; Kanade Kita; Hiromasa Kamemoto; Wataru Nishiyama; Hiroyasu Yoshida; Yukihiro Iida; Akitoshi Katsumata; Chisako Muramatsu; Hiroshi Fujita
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Paper Abstract

Tooth pulp atrophy occurs with increasing age. An age estimation procedure using dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging was developed. Clinical dental CBCT images of 60 patients (aged from 20 to 80 years) were evaluated. The ratio of the cross-sectional area of the pulp cavity to the cross-sectional area of the tooth (pulp cavity ratio) was calculated. The pulp cavity ratio in the labio-lingual plane of the mandibular anterior teeth and the mesio-distal plane of the maxillary anterior teeth was strongly correlated with the patients’ age. The pulp cavity ratio of anterior teeth may be a useful parameter for estimating age.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10134, Medical Imaging 2017: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 101343C (3 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2254012
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Tatsumasa Fukui, Asahi Univ. School of Dentistry (Japan)
Kanade Kita, Asahi Univ. School of Dentistry (Japan)
Hiromasa Kamemoto, Asahi Univ. School of Dentistry (Japan)
Wataru Nishiyama, Asahi Univ. School of Dentistry (Japan)
Hiroyasu Yoshida, Asahi Univ. School of Dentistry (Japan)
Yukihiro Iida, Asahi Univ. School of Dentistry (Japan)
Akitoshi Katsumata, Asahi Univ. School of Dentistry (Japan)
Chisako Muramatsu, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Fujita, Gifu Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10134:
Medical Imaging 2017: Computer-Aided Diagnosis
Samuel G. Armato; Nicholas A. Petrick, Editor(s)

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