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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Comparison of Panoramic Image Quality between a Digital Radiography Storage Phosphor System and a Film-Based System

Farah Masood, Nikos Parissis, Christos Angelopoulos, Stephen Mantegari, Stelios Karamanis, Anastasios Tsirlis

Citation Information : Masood F, Parissis N, Angelopoulos C, Mantegari S, Karamanis S, Tsirlis A. A Comparison of Panoramic Image Quality between a Digital Radiography Storage Phosphor System and a Film-Based System. J Contemp Dent Pract 2010; 11 (1):9-16.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-11-1-9

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To compare digital panoramic images acquired for the presurgical assessment of third molars captured with a storage phosphorbased system with conventional film panoramic radiographs.

Methods and Materials

A total of 51 pairs of digital and conventional panoramic images, made simultaneously, were included in this study. The images were evaluated for diagnostic quality prior to third molar surgery by two experienced oral surgeons and rated with a four-point grading scale.

Results

Despite the fact that conventional panoramic images were rated higher than the digital images, the difference was not statistically significant.

Conclusions

Conventional and digital panoramic images were found to be of comparable image quality with regard to their diagnostic contribution to third molar surgery.

Clinical Significance

This study is contributory to understanding differences in image quality between digital and conventional panoramic radiography for certain diagnostic tasks. The lack of significant differences in image quality may be an endorsement for digital panoramic radiography.

Citation

Parissis N, Angelopoulos C, Mantegari S, Karamanis S, Masood F, Tsirlis A. A Comparison of Panoramic Image Quality between a Digital Radiography Storage Phosphor System and a Film-Based System. J Contemp Dent Pract [Internet]. 2010 Jan; 11(1):009-016. Available from: http://www.thejcdp.com/journal/view/ volume11-issue1-parissis.


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