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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Comparative evaluation among different materials to replace soft tissue in oral radiology studies|
de Almeida, SM
|Abstract:||Objective: The aim of this study was to establish which materials afford better simulation of soft tissues in Oral Radiology studies. Material and Methods: The sample was composed of four materials in eleven different thicknesses to simulate the soft tissues of the face. The mean values of the relative amounts of radiographic contrast of the materials were determined and compared to a gold standard value, which was obtained from 20 patients who were referred to have periapical radiographs taken of the left mandibular molars. Data were subjected to statistical analysis with Dunnett's test (p<0.05). Results: The mean value of the relative amounts of contrast encountered in the patients was 0.47, with a range between 0.36 and 0.64 for all 44 material/thickness combinations. The majority of the tested materials showed values close to those of the patients' tissues, without statistically significant differences among them. The values of only three materials/thickness combinations differed statistically from those of the patients' tissues. Conclusions: Based on the results of the present study, it may be concluded that except for utility wax (4 mm and 8 mm) and water (4 mm), all materials tested at different thickness could be used as soft tissue substitute materials in Oral Radiology studies.|
|Editor:||Univ Sao Paulo Fac Odontologia Bauru|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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