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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 3 ( July, 2006 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Comparison Between Two Types of Radiographic Film for Accuracy of Measurements of Approximal Osseous Defects

Farah Masood, Christos Angelopoulos, Alan Glaros

Citation Information : Masood F, Angelopoulos C, Glaros A. A Comparison Between Two Types of Radiographic Film for Accuracy of Measurements of Approximal Osseous Defects. J Contemp Dent Pract 2006; 7 (3):22-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-7-3-22

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2006

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2006; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The purpose of this study was to compare two types of conventional radiographic film: Ekta-speed plus and Insight (Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester NY, USA) for accuracy of measurements of approximal bone loss.

Methods and Materials

Four dried human mandibles with complete dentition were selected. Radiographic images were made with a standardized technique. Mesial and distal bone levels on the mandibular premolar and molar teeth were measured on the two types of radiographs (Ekta-speed plus and Insight) by nine observers. The data obtained by the observers were compared with the primary investigators’ corresponding measurements, which served as “the ground truth” for this study.

Results

The results of the analysis of variance (ANOVA) demonstrated a significant difference for the Ektaspeed plus film (p = .001), but the difference was not clinically significant. The level of intra-rater reliability was high for the observers (0.969 to 0.990).

Conclusion

Performance of Ekta-speed plus and Insight films was found to be similar.

Citation

Masood F, Angelopoulos C, Glaros A. A Comparison Between Two Types of Radiographic Film for Accuracy of Measurements of Approximal Osseous Defects. J Contemp Dent Pract 2006 July;(7)3:022-029.


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