Will tomosynthesis enable panoramic bitewings?
Tomosynthesis -- a technique for producing slice images using conventional digital x-ray systems -- is not a new concept, but combining it with a dental panoramic imaging system to improve image quality regardless of patient positioning is. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Hosei University and Showa University have been working with the PanoACT-1000 panoramic system, which incorporates a PC-1000 unit with a cadmium telluride detector and a digital signal-processing technique based on tomosynthesis.
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