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Imaging Sci Dent. 2017 Mar;47(1):11-15. English. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.5624/isd.2017.47.1.11
da Silva NC , Barriviera M , Junqueira JL , Panzarella FK , Raitz R .
São Leopoldo Mandic Research Center, Department of Oral Radiology, College of Dentistry, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. ricardoraitz@ig.com.br
Department of Oral Radiology, College of Dentistry, Catholic University of Brasilia, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was performed to investigate the intra- and inter-observer variability in linear measurements with axial images obtained by PreXion (PreXion Inc., San Mateo, USA) and i-CAT (Imaging Sciences International, Xoran Technologies Inc., Hatfield, USA) CBCT scanners, with different voxel sizes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cylindrical object made from nylon with radiopaque markers (phantom) was scanned by i-CAT and PreXion 3D devices. For each axial image, measurements were taken twice in the horizontal (distance A-B) and vertical (distance C-D) directions, randomly, with a one-week interval between measurements, by four oral radiologists with five years or more experience in the use of these measuring tools. RESULTS: All of the obtained linear measurements had lower values than those of the phantom. The statistical analysis showed high intra- and inter-observer reliability (p=0.297). Compared to the real measurements, the measurements obtained using the i-CAT device and PreXion tomography, on average, revealed absolute errors ranging from 0.22 to 0.59 mm and from 0.23 to 0.63 mm, respectively. CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that both scanners are accurate, although the linear measurements are underestimations, with no significant differences between the evaluators.

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