Evaluation of the influence of compression (megapixels) in the diagnosis of alveolar bone loss in digitized radiographs using digital cameras

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Edition V07N02 | Year 2013 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 115 to 122

Wilton Mitsunari Takeshita, Cléverson de Oliveira e Silva, Patrícia Ferrari, Patricia Evangelista Toyotani

Introduction: This study aimed at evaluating the required digital camera resolution used for radiograph digitalization.
Material and Methods: Periapical radiographs were selected from the undergraduate dental clinics at Ingá University (UNINGÁ) and digitalized with three different amateur digital cameras which were set at different megapixel resolutions.
Results: Sony W110 digital camera showed similar acceptability results in all evaluated resolutions, which were VGA, 3, 5 and 7 megapixels (96.6%, 94.7%, 97. 3% and 97.3% respectively). Fuji Finepix 2800HD digital camera presented a 100% of acceptability when set at 7 megapixels resolution. Sony T110 digital camera showed acceptable results when set at 5 megapixels resolution or higher.
Conclusions: The best results were obtained with Fuji Finepix 2800HD digital camera when set at a 7 megapixels resolution. The three brands evaluated, when set at a 5 megapixels resolution or higher, showed adequate results for diagnosis.

Digital radiograph, Resolution, Scanning,

Takeshita WM, Oliveira e Silva C, Ferrari P, Toyotani PE. Evaluation of the influence of compression (megapixels) in the diagnosis of alveolar bone loss in digitized radiographs using digital cameras. Dental Press Implantol. 2013 Apr-June;7(2):115-22

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