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Quality assessment of clinical computed tomography
Author(s): Dorothea Berndt; Marlen Luckow; J. Thomas Lambrecht; Felix Beckmann; Bert Müller
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Paper Abstract

Three-dimensional images are vital for the diagnosis in dentistry and cranio-maxillofacial surgery. Artifacts caused by highly absorbing components such as metallic implants, however, limit the value of the tomograms. The dominant artifacts observed are blowout and streaks. Investigating the artifacts generated by metallic implants in a pig jaw, the data acquisition for the patients in dentistry should be optimized in a quantitative manner. A freshly explanted pig jaw including related soft-tissues served as a model system. Images were recorded varying the accelerating voltage and the beam current. The comparison with multi-slice and micro computed tomography (CT) helps to validate the approach with the dental CT system (3D-Accuitomo, Morita, Japan). The data are rigidly registered to comparatively quantify their quality. The micro CT data provide a reasonable standard for quantitative data assessment of clinical CT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7078, Developments in X-Ray Tomography VI, 70780N (15 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794683
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Dorothea Berndt, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)
Marlen Luckow, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)
J. Thomas Lambrecht, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)
Felix Beckmann, GKSS Research Ctr. Geesthacht (Germany)
Bert Müller, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7078:
Developments in X-Ray Tomography VI
Stuart R. Stock, Editor(s)

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