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Comparison of conventional and synchrotron radiation based microtomography of bone around dental implants

PM Cattaneo, M Dalstra, F Beckmann, T Donath, B Melsen, U Bonse (ed.)

DEVELOPMENTS IN X-RAY TOMOGRAPHY IV | SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING | Published : 2004

Abstract

This study explores the application of conventional micro tomography (μCT) and synchrotron radiation (SR) based μCT to evaluate the bone around titanium dental implants. The SR experiment was performed at beamline W2 of HASYLAB at DESY using a monochromatic X-ray beam of 50 keV. The testing material consisted of undecalcified bone segments harvested from the upper jaw of a macaca fascicularis monkey each containing a titanium dental implant. The results from the two different techniques were qualitatively compared with conventional histological sections examined under light microscopy. The SR-based μCT produced images that, especially at the bone-implant interface, are less noisy and sharper..

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