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Evaluation of the resolving potency of a novel reconstruction filter on periodontal ligament space with dental cone-beam CT: a quantitative phantom study
Author(s): Yuuki Houno; Toshimitsu Hishikawa; Ken-ichi Gotoh; Munetaka Naitoh; Eiichiro Ariji; Yoshie Kodera
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Paper Abstract

Diagnosis of the alveolar bone condition is important for the treatment planning of periodontal disease. Especially the determination of periodontal ligament space is the most important remark because it represents the periodontal tissue support for tooth retention. However, owing to the image blur of the current cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging technique, the periodontal ligament space is difficult to visualize. In this study, we developed an original periodontal ligament phantom (PLP) and evaluated the image quality of simulated periodontal ligament space using a novel reconstruction filter for CBCT that emphasized high frequency component. PLP was composed from two resin blocks of different materials, the bone equivalent block and the dentine equivalent block. They were assembled to make continuously changing space from 0.0 to 1.0 millimeter that mimics periodontal ligament space. PLP was placed in water and the image was obtained by using Alphard-3030 dental cone-beam CT (Asahi Roentgen Industry Co., Ltd.). Then we reconstructed the projection data with a novel reconstruction filter. The axial images were compared with conventional reconstructed images. In novel filter reconstruction images, 0.4 millimeter of the space width was steadily detected by calculation of pixel value, on the other hand 0.6 millimeter was in conventional images. With our method, the resolving potency of conebeam CT images was improved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9033, Medical Imaging 2014: Physics of Medical Imaging, 90334O (19 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2043346
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Yuuki Houno, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Toshimitsu Hishikawa, Aichi-Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Ken-ichi Gotoh, Aichi-Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Munetaka Naitoh, Aichi-Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Eiichiro Ariji, Aichi-Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Yoshie Kodera, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9033:
Medical Imaging 2014: Physics of Medical Imaging
Bruce R. Whiting; Christoph Hoeschen, Editor(s)

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