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The success of CT colonography (CTC) depends on appropriate tools for quick and accurate diagnostic reading. Current advancements in computer technology have the potential to bring such tools even to personal computer level. In this paper a technique for computed-aided diagnosis (CAD) using CT colonography is described. The method uses a combination of(More)
AIM To evaluate the influence of a progressive versus constant tapered shaft design on canal preparation by NiTi rotary techniques. METHODOLOGY A XMCT-scanner and custom-made software were used to nondestructively analyse the mesial canals of 10 extracted mandibular molars in 3D with a spatial resolution of 12.5 microm. Specimens (n = 10 per group) were(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the location, morphology and dimensions of the nasopalatine canal on two-dimensional and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) CT images. METHODS Material included 34 spiral CT scans for pre-operative planning of implant placement in the maxilla. Scanning was performed using a standard exposure and patient positioning protocol. 2D and 3D(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of a smooth flexible versus active tapered shaft design on canal preparation by NiTi rotary techniques. METHODOLOGY A XMCT-scanner (SkyScan 1072) and developed software (Bergmans et al. 2001) were used to nondestructively analyze the mesial canals of 10 extracted mandibular molars in 3D with a(More)
The growing use of NiTi rotary instruments in dental practice demands a good understanding of their concept of alloy and design in relation to improved properties and inherent limitations. Nickel titanium's super elasticity allows more centered canal preparations with less transportation and a decreased incidence of canal aberrations. Furthermore, the(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the acquisition parameters for a low-dose multi-slice CT protocol and to compare the effective dose and the image quality of this low-dose protocol with the image quality of a clinical multi-slice CT protocol, routinely used for visualisation of the head. The low-dose protocol was derived from a clinical multi-slice(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the present investigation was to examine to what extent precision data from 3-dimensional planning software for oral implants can be transferred to the operative field by means of a drilling template, containing high-precision drilling sleeves, fitted on the jawbone. It was investigated whether this procedure would allow advance(More)
The accuracy of surgical drilling guides was assessed for placement of zygoma implants. Six zygoma fixtures of length 45 mm (Nobel Biocare, Göteborg, Sweden) were placed in three formalin-fixed human cadavers using surgical drilling guides. The fabrication of these custom-made drilling guides was based on three-dimensional computerized tomography (3D-CT)(More)
We illustrate the possible impact of information technology on digital radiology using two pilot projects. The first aimed to improve the transfer of radiological information and the interaction between radiologist and referring physician, using hypermedia documents and hypermedia electronic mail. During a 12-month evaluation period, approximately 100(More)
External resorptions associated with inflammation in marginal tissues present a difficult clinical situation. Many times, lesions are misdiagnosed and confused with caries and internal resorptions. As a result inappropriate treatment is often initiated. This paper provides three-dimensional representations of cervical external resorption, based on X-ray(More)