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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effect of Varying Displays and Room Illuminance on Caries Diagnostic Accuracy in Digital Dental Radiographs
Author: Pakkala, T
Kuusela, L
Ekholm, M
Wenzel, A
Haiter-Neto, F
Kortesniemi, M
Abstract: In clinical practice, digital radiographs taken for caries diagnostics are viewed on varying types of displays and usually in relatively high ambient lighting (room illuminance) conditions. Our purpose was to assess the effect of room illuminance and varying display types on caries diagnostic accuracy in digital dental radiographs. Previous studies have shown that the diagnostic accuracy of caries detection is significantly better in reduced lighting conditions. Our hypothesis was that higher display luminance could compensate for this in higher ambient lighting conditions. Extracted human teeth with approximal surfaces clinically ranging from sound to demineralized were radiographed and evaluated by 3 observers who detected carious lesions on 3 different types of displays in 3 different room illuminance settings ranging from low illumination, i.e. what is recommended for diagnostic viewing, to higher illumination levels corresponding to those found in an average dental office. Sectioning and microscopy of the teeth validated the presence or absence of a carious lesion. Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were calculated for each modality and observer. Differences were estimated by analyzing the binary data assuming the added effects of observer and modality in a generalized linear model. The observers obtained higher sensitivities in lower illuminance settings than in higher illuminance settings. However, this was related to a reduction in specificity, which meant that there was no significant difference in overall accuracy. Contrary to our hypothesis, there were no significant differences between the accuracy of different display types. Therefore, different displays and room illuminance levels did not affect the overall accuracy of radiographic caries detection. Copyright (C) 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel
Subject: Caries diagnostics
Digital radiography
Country: Suíça
Editor: Karger
Citation: Caries Research. Karger, v. 46, n. 6, n. 568, n. 574, 2012.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1159/000341218
Date Issue: 2012
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