14 September 1993 Dentomaxillofacial imaging with computed-radiography techniques: a preliminary study
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A preliminary study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of using high resolution computed radiography techniques for dentomaxillofacial imaging. Storage phosphors were cut into various sizes and used with an experimental laser scanning reader for three different imaging procedures: intraoral, cephalometric and panoramic. Both phantom and patient images were obtained for comparing the computed radiography technique with the conventional screen/film or dental film techniques. It has been found that current computed radiography techniques are largely adequate for cephalometric and panoramic imaging but need further improvement on their spatial resolution capability for intraoral imaging. In this paper, the methods of applying the computer radiography techniques to dentomaxillofacial imaging are described and discussed. Images of phantoms, resolution bar patterns and patients are presented and compared. Issues on image quality and cost are discussed.
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Chris C. Shaw, Chris C. Shaw, Stanley F. Kapa, Stanley F. Kapa, Audrey J. Furkart, Audrey J. Furkart, David Gur, David Gur, } "Dentomaxillofacial imaging with computed-radiography techniques: a preliminary study", Proc. SPIE 1896, Medical Imaging 1993: Physics of Medical Imaging, (14 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154580; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154580


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