13 March 2009 Optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy investigations of dental structures and restoration materials
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Proceedings Volume 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging; 72584N (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.813867
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2009, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
Abstract
Nowadays, optical tomographic techniques are of particular importance in the medical imaging field, because these techniques can provide non-invasive diagnostic images. The present study evaluates the potential of en-face optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a possible non-invasive high resolution imaging method in supplying the necessary information on the quality of dental hard tissues and defects of dental restorative materials. Teeth after several treatment methods are imaged in order to asses the material defects and micro-leakage of tooth-filling interface as well as to evaluate the quality of dental hard tissue. C-scan and B-scan OCT images as well as confocal images are acquired from a large range of samples. Cracks and voids in the dental structures as well as gaps between the dental interfaces and material defects are clearly exposed. The advantages of the OCT method consist in non-invasiveness and high resolution.
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Meda L. Negrutiu, Meda L. Negrutiu, Cosmin Sinescu, Cosmin Sinescu, Mihai Rominu, Mihai Rominu, Michael Hughes, Michael Hughes, George Dobre, George Dobre, Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, } "Optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy investigations of dental structures and restoration materials", Proc. SPIE 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging, 72584N (13 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813867; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.813867
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