Tatsumasa Fukui

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Studies reported that the mandibular cortical width (MCW) measured on dental panoramic radiographs (DPRs) was significantly correlated with bone mineral density. However, MCW is not a perfect index by itself, and studies suggest the added utility of mandibular cortical index (MCI). In this study, we propose a method for computerized estimation of mandibular(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether bone mineral density can be evaluated more accurately using a panoramic device with a new cadmium telluride photon-counting sensor and software than 2 panoramic devices with a conventional semiconductor sensor. STUDY DESIGN A fiduciary test object with several known levels of hydroxy apatite mineral concentration was(More)
Alveolar bone resorption, which can be observed on dental panoramic radiographs (DPRs), is one of the most important signs of the progression of periodontal disease. However, quantitative and consistent evaluation of alveolar bone resorption is labor intense, because of a large number of DPR examinations performed each year. In our previous study, we(More)
Tooth pulp atrophy occurs with increasing age. An age estimation procedure using dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging was developed. Clinical dental CBCT images of 60 patients (aged from 20 to 80 years) were evaluated. The ratio of the cross-sectional area of the pulp cavity to the cross-sectional area of the tooth (pulp cavity ratio) was(More)
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