Immediate access to off-site expert diagnostic consultants regarding unusual radiographic findings or radiographic quality assurance issues could be a current problem for private dental practitioners. Teleradiology, a system for transmitting radiographic images, offers a potential solution to this problem. Although much research has been done to evaluate feasibility and utilization of teleradiology systems in medical imaging, little research on dental applications has been performed. In this investigation 47 panoramic films with an equal distribution of images with intraosseous jaw lesions and no disease were viewed by a panel of observers with teleradiology and conventional viewing methods. The teleradiology system consisted of an analog video-based system simulating remote radiographic consultation between a general dentist and a dental imaging specialist. Conventional viewing consisted of traditional viewbox methods. Observers were asked to identify the presence or absence of 24 intraosseous lesions and to determine their locations. No statistically significant differences in modalities or observers were identified between methods at the 0.05 level. The results indicate that viewing intraosseous lesions of video-based panoramic images is equal to conventional light box viewing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and|
|State||Published - Nov 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery