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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Task-specific enhancement filters in storage phosphor images from the Vistascan system for detection of proximal caries lesions of known size|
|Abstract:||Objective. The aim was to compare original 8-bit images from the Vistascan storage phosphor plate system with images enhanced with specific filters for detection of proximal caries lesions and, further, to analyze the mutual sensitivity of the filtered images for different lesion sizes. Study design. One hundred sixty approximal noncavitated surfaces were radiographed using the Vistascan storage phosphor plate system. Original and enhanced (Fine, Caries1, and Caries2 filters) images were assessed by 6 observers who recorded the presence/absence of proximal carious lesions. Microscopy served to detect and measure true lesion size. Results. One hundred one surfaces were sound, and 59 had lesions. The sensitivity of the Fine filter images was significantly higher than the Caries1 and Caries2 filter modalities (P < .005). The original images did not differ significantly from the Caries1 and Caries2 modalities. Both the Fine filter and the original images had a significantly higher specificity than the Caries2 modality (P < .005). The overall accuracies for the Fine filter and the original images were significantly higher than for the Caries2 modality (P < .005). The Fine filter images also had higher accuracy than the Caries1 modality (P < .05). The mutual sensitivity of the filters varied little with lesion size. Conclusion. Fine filter may be a promising enhancement tool for images used for detection of shallow carious lesion, because it showed less observer variability. The task-specific enhancement filters, Caries1 and Caries2, were less accurate than the original and Fine filter images and cannot be recommended for detection of the lesion sizes included in this study. (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2009; 107: 116-121)|
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