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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Diagnostic Ability of a Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Scan to Assess Longitudinal Root Fractures in Prosthetically Treated Teeth
Author: Melo, SLS
Bortoluzzi, EA
Abreu, M
Correa, LR
Correa, M
Abstract: Introduction: This study evaluated the influence of cast-gold posts on the diagnostic ability of a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system in assessing longitudinal root fractures. In addition, the influence of gutta-percha and variations in voxel resolution were assessed. Methods: One hundred eighty endodontically prepared teeth were divided into 3 experimental and 3 control groups and placed in a dry human skull. The teeth in the experimental groups were artificially fractured. Certain experimental and control groups were filled with gutta-percha cones. Other experimental and control groups were filled with cast-gold posts. All the teeth were viewed by using a tomography scan with 2 voxel resolution protocols (0.3-mm and 0.2-mm). A calibrated examiner, blinded to the protocol, assessed the images by using the nominated scan software. Results: The kappa values obtained for intraobserver reproducibility were 0.84 and 0.93 for 0.3-mm and 0.2-mm voxel resolution, respectively. The presence of gutta-percha or posts reduced the overall sensitivity and specificity in both voxel resolutions, but with no significant association. The CBCT specificity values were similar and did not depend on the voxel resolution adopted. In contrast, the sensitivity values were significantly higher for 0.2-mm voxel resolution in nonfilled (P < .05), gutta-percha (P < .001), and overall (P < .001) groups. Conclusions: The CBCT diagnostic ability was not influenced by the presence of posts or gutta-percha, and the 0.3-mm voxel resolution images were demonstrated not to be a reliable protocol for the investigation of longitudinal root fractures. (J Endod 2010;36:1879-1882)
Subject: Cone-beam computed tomography
dental posts
diagnostic imaging
root canal filling materials
tooth fractures
tooth root
Country: EUA
Editor: Elsevier Science Inc
Citation: Journal Of Endodontics. Elsevier Science Inc, v. 36, n. 11, n. 1879, n. 1882, 2010.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.joen.2010.08.025
Date Issue: 2010
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