Digital X-Ray Tomosynthesis for Intraoral Scanner
Digital periapical radiography is widely used in clinical dentistry because the technique is relatively simple and inexpensive. However, the main drawback of periapical radiography is that it represents a three-dimensional object in a two-dimensional film due to its inherent projection technique. The objective of this study was to develop a prototype intraoral computed tomosynthesis system, which can provide quasi-three-dimensional images. In this study, we developed a prototype intraoral computed tomosynthesis machine. The preliminary experimental results indicate that the intraoral computed tomosynthesis system may be useful for clinical dental diagnosis.
Keyword - Periapical radiography; computed tomosynthesis; quasi-three-dimensional imaging