Contrast-to-noise ratio with different large volumes in a cone-beam computerized tomography machine: An in vitro study

Boulos Bechara, C. Alex McMahan, William S. Moore, Marcel Noujeim, Hassem Geha

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Abstract

Objectives: The objectives were to determine whether the images obtained from different cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) field of view (FOV) sizes with varying scan time and kilovolt peak using the Picasso Master 3D machine (Vatech, Hwasung, South Korea) differ in contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR). Study Design: A phantom was used. Scans were acquired using the same voxel size, 2 scan times (15 and 24 seconds) for 3 different FOV sizes and 5 different kilovolt peaks. The contrast and CNR were calculated for each FOV. Results: The CNRs were similar for the 2 scan times for all 3 FOV sizes. The CNR was lower in the 20 × 19 cm FOV compared with the other 2 FOVs for both scan times. Conclusions: The CNR does not vary significantly with increasing scan times for all FOV sizes. Smaller FOVs result in enhanced CNR and contrast.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-665
Number of pages8
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Volume114
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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