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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086998/evaluation-of-artifacts-generated-by-zirconium-implants-in-cone-beam-computed-tomography-images
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Taruska Ventorini Vasconcelos, Boulos B Bechara, Clyde Alex McMahan, Deborah Queiroz Freitas, Marcel Noujeim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate zirconium implant artifact production in cone beam computed tomography images obtained with different protocols. STUDY DESIGN: One zirconium implant was inserted in an edentulous mandible. Twenty scans were acquired with a ProMax 3D unit (Planmeca Oy, Helsinki, Finland), with acquisition settings ranging from 70 to 90 peak kilovoltage (kVp) and voxel sizes of 0.32 and 0.16 mm. A metal artifact reduction (MAR) tool was activated in half of the scans...
February 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086901/gpu-accelerated-voxel-driven-forward-projection-for-iterative-reconstruction-of-cone-beam-ct
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Yi Du, Gongyi Yu, Xincheng Xiang, Xiangang Wang
BACKGROUND: For cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), which has been playing an important role in clinical applications, iterative reconstruction algorithms are able to provide advantageous image qualities over the classical FDK. However, the computational speed of iterative reconstruction is a notable issue for CBCT, of which the forward projection calculation is one of the most time-consuming components. METHOD AND RESULTS: In this study, the cone-beam forward projection problem using the voxel-driven model is analysed, and a GPU-based acceleration method for CBCT forward projection is proposed with the method rationale and implementation workflow detailed as well...
January 5, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079527/binary-moving-blocker-based-scatter-correction-in-cone-beam-computed-tomography-with-width-truncated-projections-proof-of-concept
#3
Ho Lee, Benjamin Fahimian, Lei Xing
This paper proposes a binary moving-blocker (BMB)-based technique for scatter correction in cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). In concept, a beam blocker consisting of lead strips, mounted in front of the x-ray tube, moves rapidly in and out of the beam during a single gantry rotation. The projections are acquired in alternating phases of blocked and unblocked cone beams, where the blocked phase results in a stripe pattern in the width direction. To derive the scatter map from the blocked projections, one-dimensional B-Spline interpolation/extrapolation is applied by using the detected information in the shaded regions...
January 12, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078367/topographical-relationship-between-positions-of-lingual-foramina-and-attachment-of-mylohyoid-muscle-in-mental-region
#4
Naohiro Morikage, Tomohiro Hamada, Akinobu Usami, Satoshi Takada
PURPOSE: Lingual foramina can be observed between the lingual aspects of the mandible in humans. A sublingual artery is thought to exist in sublingual space and a submental artery in submaxillary space, which pierce the mandible through lingual foramina. During surgery for oral implant placement between apices of the mental foramen, it is important to determine the existence and positioning of lingual foramina. The purpose of this study was to investigate the positions of lingual foramina in relation to the mylohyoid muscle and vertical position of the mylohyoid line using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images...
January 11, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077902/the-length-of-the-greater-palatine-canal-in-a-lebanese-population-a-radio-anatomical-study
#5
Georges Aoun, Ibrahim Nasseh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the length of the greater palatine canal in a Lebanese population using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, we measured the length of 148 greater palatine canals in 74 CBCT images of Lebanese adult patients (38 females and 36 males). The data obtained was analyzed statistically to determine 1) if age is related to the length of the canal, 2) if the length of the left side tends to be systematically larger or smaller than the length of the right side, and 3) if the mean length of the canals in females is different than the one in males...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074018/evaluation-of-dose-homogeneity-in-cone-beam-breast-computed-tomography
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Giovanni Mettivier, Matilde Costa, Nico Lanconelli, Anna Ianiro, Mariagabriella Pugliese, Maria Quarto, Paolo Russo
The aim of this study is to determine, via measurements on phantoms and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations, the dose distribution of absorbed dose in a cone-beam breast computed tomography scan. The absorbed dose volume distribution was measured inside a polyethylene cylindrical phantom, simulating adipose breast tissue, using LiF:Mg,Ti thermoluminescence dosimeters. A reasonable agreement (between 2 and 8%) between the simulated and measured data was observed. The 3D distribution of absorbed dose was evaluated at 40, 60 and 80 kV in a phantom simulating a pendant breast...
January 10, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068573/guidelines-for-reproducing-geometrical-aspects-of-intra-oral-radiographs-images-on-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Janaina Paiva Curi, Thiago Leite Beaini, Ricardo Henrique Alves da Silva, Rodolfo Francisco Haltenhoff Melani, Israel Chilvarquer, Edgard Michel Crosato
Human identification requires comparison of individual traits of a person, depending on the availability and reproduction of antemortem (AM) records. If there is no presumed identity or AM exams are not available for comparison, the production of postmortem (PM) records is impaired. The purpose of this research is to describe and test standards to enable the comparison of antemortem periapical radiographs to images extracted from the manipulation of postmortem CBCT exams in multiple identification simulations in a randomized blind study...
December 22, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068300/early-postoperative-imaging-of-the-labyrinth-by-cone-beam-ct-after-stapes-surgery-for-otosclerosis-with-correlation-to-audiovestibular-outcome
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Aurélie Vandevoorde, Marc T Williams, Elsa Ukkola-Pons, Mary Daval, Denis Ayache
BACKGROUND: Sensorineural complications of stapes surgery are rare but potentially serious. Imaging is usually performed to identify an underlying cause, such as excessive intravestibular penetration of the prosthesis or pneumolabyrinth suggesting perilymphatic fistula. Unfortunately, there is very little data in an unselected series of uneventful patients.The aim of this study was to analyze the depth of prosthesis penetration within the vestibule and the rate of pneumolabyrinth the day or the day after the procedure by performing a cone beam computed tomography of the temporal bone in a cohort of unselected patients, and to correlate imaging findings to clinical outcome...
February 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066676/image-guided-localization-of-small-lung-nodules-in-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
#9
REVIEW
Ze-Rui Zhao, Rainbow W H Lau, Peter S Y Yu, Randolph H L Wong, Calvin S H Ng
The advancement of imaging technology has recently facilitated single port minimally-invasive thoracic surgery techniques. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) shows promising results in visualizing the target lesion and its surrounding critical anatomy, with an error of less than 2 mm. The integration of CBCT with the operating room (OR) to form the hybrid OR, provides unparalleled real-time imaging of the patient, which can be used with electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy to confirm successful navigation and increase procedural accuracy particularly for small peripheral pulmonary targets...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065704/alveolar-bone-level-changes-in-maxillary-expansion-treatments-assessed-through-cbct
#10
Vi Pham, Manuel O Lagravère
OBJECTIVES: Determine changes in alveolar bone levels during expansion treatments as assessed through cone-beam computer tomography (CBCT). METHODS: Sixty-one patients from Edmonton, Canada, with maxillary transverse deficiencies were split into three groups. One group was treated with a bone-anchored expander, another group was treated with a tooth-borne maxillary expander (Hyrax) and one group was untreated. CBCTs were obtained from each patient at two time points (initialT1 and at removal of appliance after 6 months T2)...
January 5, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064031/frequency-of-temporomandibular-osteoarthritis-and-related-symptoms-in-a-hand-osteoarthritis-cohort
#11
Anna-Karin Abrahamsson, Margareth Kristensen, Linda Z Arvidsson, Tore K Kvien, Tore A Larheim, Ida K Haugen
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) in hand OA patients is largely unknown. Our aims were to explore 1) The frequency of TMJ-related symptoms and clinical findings; 2) The TMJ OA frequency defined by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT); and 3) The relationship between TMJ-related symptoms/clinical findings and CBCT-defined TMJ OA, in a hand OA cohort. METHODS: We calculated the frequencies of TMJ-related symptoms, clinical findings and diagnosis of TMJ OA by CBCT and clinical examination in 54 patients from the Oslo hand OA cohort (88% women, mean (range) age 71 (61-83) years)...
January 4, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061010/scatter-correction-using-a-primary-modulator-on-a-clinical-angiography-c-arm-ct-system
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Bastian Bier, Martin Berger, Andreas Maier, Marc Kachelrieß, Ludwig Ritschl, Kerstin Műller, Jang-Hwan Choi, Rebecca Fahrig
PURPOSE: Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) suffers from a large amount of scatter, resulting in severe scatter artifacts in the reconstructions. Recently, a new scatter correction approach, called improved primary modulator scatter estimation (iPMSE), was introduced. That approach utilizes a primary modulator that is inserted between the X-ray source and the object. This modulation enables estimation of the scatter in the projection domain by optimizing an objective function with respect to the scatter estimate...
January 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054795/managing-a-lateral-periodontal-cyst-with-bone-graft-a-computed-tomography-assessment-18-months-postoperatively
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Rania Livada, Jacob Shiloah, K Mark Anderson, William R Callahan
The lateral periodontal cyst is a rare benign lesion that is generally asymptomatic and commonly discovered by routine intraoral radiography. Reports on proper management of this lesion are readily available. However, the literature is sparse regarding the long-term outcomes following surgery. A traditional radiographic technique does not provide an adequate image of the healing, and a patient may resist the prospect of a reentry procedure. The current report is the first to utilize a cone-beam computed tomography scan to evaluate the healing potential of a freeze-dried bone allograft approximately 18 months postoperatively...
January 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054399/comparison-of-effects-of-zoledronic-acid-and-clodronate-on-the-bone-structure-imaginological-and-histomorphometrical-study-in-vivo
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Stephanie Joana Roman Martelli, Melissa Feres Damian, Ana Paula Neutzling Gomes, André Ribeiro Schinestsck, Alexandre Emídio Ribeiro Silva, Ana Carolina Uchoa Vasconcelos
OBJECTIVES: To compare histologically and imaginologically the bone structure of rats' mandibles treated with bisphosphonates (BPs) and rats that did not receive BPs. METHODS: Thirty-four rat specimens (Rattus novergicus, Wistar strain) were divided in 3 groups: (1) 12 rats treated with zoledronic acid; (2) 12 rats treated with clodronate; and (3) the control group, containing 10 rats that received saline solution. All individuals were exposed to cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052737/changes-in-tumor-volumes-and-spatial-locations-relative-to-normal-tissues-during-cervical-cancer-radiotherapy-assessed-by-cone-beam-computed-tomography
#15
Wenjuan Chen, Penggang Bai, Jianji Pan, Yuanji Xu, Kaiqiang Chen
PURPOSE: To assess changes in the volumes and spatial locations of tumors and surrounding organs by cone beam computed tomography during treatment for cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with cervical cancer had intensity-modulated radiotherapy and off-line cone beam computed tomography during chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The gross tumor volume (GTV-T) and clinical target volumes (CTVs) were contoured on the planning computed tomography and weekly cone beam computed tomography image, and changes in volumes and spatial locations were evaluated using the volume difference method and Dice similarity coefficients...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052301/c-arm-cone-beam-computed-tomography-guidance-for-radiofrequency-ablation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Keizo Kato, Hiroshi Abe, Makiko Ika, Takeshi Yonezawa, Yoshiyuki Sato, Noriko Hanawa, Shohei Shimizu, Shinji Endo, Ryota Matsuo, Akihito Tsubota
OBJECTIVE: To assess the usefulness of C-arm cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) combined with ultrasound for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: Patients underwent RFA following transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) or RFA alone under ultrasound or CBCT guidance combined with ultrasound-based techniques. They were divided into 2 groups based on the use (C group) and nonuse (NC group) of CBCT guidance...
January 5, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052126/the-extent-of-the-crack-on-artificial-simulation-models-with-cbct-and-periapical-radiography
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Shuang Wang, Yiran Xu, Zhengyan Shen, Lijun Wang, Feng Qiao, Xu Zhang, Minghua Li, Ligeng Wu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of the crack of a cracked tooth on an artificial simulation model with Periapical Radiography (PR) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in vitro, providing the basis for early diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan. METHODS: Forty-four teeth with different extents of artificial cracks, created by exposure to liquid nitrogen after hot water at 100°C, were collected. They were subjected to PR and CBCT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050978/prevalence-location-and-size-of-maxillary-sinus-septa-computed-tomography-scan-analysis
#18
Ferial Taleghani, Maryam Tehranchi, Shahryar Shahab, Zahra Zohri
INTRODUCTION: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the anatomy of the maxillary sinus in relation to its position and the height of its septa, using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this descriptive retrospective study, 300 CBCT images of maxillary sinuses of patients with posterior maxillary edentulism were evaluated. The maxillary sinus septa were evaluated in relation to their prevalence, height, and position; t-test and Mann-Whitney tests were used for the analysis of data...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050572/comparison-of-a-novel-weightbearing-cone-beam-computed-tomography-scanner-versus-a-conventional-computed-tomography-scanner-for-measuring-patellar-instability
#19
John Marzo, Melissa Kluczynski, Anthony Notino, Leslie Bisson
BACKGROUND: Conventional computed tomography (CT) images are routinely used for diagnosing patellofemoral instability and are obtained with the patient in a supine position, nonweightbearing, with the knee in full extension, and with leg muscles relaxed. A new portable extremity cone beam CT (CBCT) scanner has been developed that may allow for more accurate diagnosis, as imaging can be performed with the patient standing, the knee flexed, and with leg muscles active. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to compare CT measurements of patellar alignment on a prototype scanner versus conventional scanner in patients with known patellar instability...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050414/radiological-study-of-maxillary-sinus-using-cbct-relationship-between-mucosal-thickening-and-common-anatomic-variants-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#20
Marco Capelli, Patrizia Gatti
INTRODUCTION: Inflammatory diseases of the maxillary sinus favour the thickening of the sinus mucosa. Therefore, it might be possible to establish a radiological, pathological threshold of mucosal thickening. Furthermore, there is an association between common anatomic variants of the nose and maxillary mucosal thickening. AIM: To define the pathological thickening of maxillary sinus mucosa and its association with the presence of common anatomic variants (concha bullosa, Haller's cell and accessory maxillary ostium)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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