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Automated system for periodontal disease diagnosis
Author(s): Salvador Estela Albalat; Mariano Luis Alcaniz-Raya; M. Carmen Juan; Vincente Grau Colomer; Carlos Monserrat
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Paper Abstract

Evolution of periodontal disease is one of the most important data for the clinicians in order to achieve correct planning and treatment. Clinical measure of the periodontal sulcus depth is the most important datum to know the exact state of periodontal disease. These measures must be done periodically study bone resorption evolution around teeth. Time factor of resorption indicates aggressiveness of periodontitis. Manual probes are commonly used with direct reading. Mechanical probes give automatic signal but this method uses complicated and heavy probes that are only limited for University researchers. Probe position must be the same to have right diagnosis. Digital image analysis of periodontal probing provides practical, accurate and easy tool. Gum and plaque index could also be digitally measured with this method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3034, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Processing, (25 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274099
Show Author Affiliations
Salvador Estela Albalat, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
Mariano Luis Alcaniz-Raya, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
M. Carmen Juan, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
Vincente Grau Colomer, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
Carlos Monserrat, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3034:
Medical Imaging 1997: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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