An application framework of three-dimensional reconstruction and measurement for endodontic research.
Dr. Ove A. Peters: 0000-0001-5222-8718
Journal of Endodontics
The purpose of this study was to customize an application framework by using the MeVisLab image processing and visualization platform for three-dimensional reconstruction and assessment of tooth and root canal morphology. One maxillary first molar was scanned before and after preparation with ProTaper by using micro-computed tomography. With a customized application framework based on MeVisLab, internal and external anatomy was reconstructed. Furthermore, the dimensions of root canal and radicular dentin were quantified, and effects of canal preparation were assessed. Finally, a virtual preparation with risk analysis was performed to simulate the removal of a broken instrument. This application framework provided an economical platform and met current requirements of endodontic research. The broad-based use of high-quality free software and the resulting exchange of experience might help to improve the quality of endodontic research with micro-computed tomography.
Peters, O. A.,
An application framework of three-dimensional reconstruction and measurement for endodontic research..
Journal of Endodontics, 35(2), 269–274.