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Dual Energy Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (DE-CBCT) Assessment of Jaw Bone Density

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Brief Summary

Current radiologic imaging modalities used in dentistry provide information on the morphology of the hard tissues. Additional information on the density of bone has practical relevance, for example, in dental implant treatment planning, where local bone quality is a known strong predictor of successful implant osseointegration. The Dual-Energy Cone Beam Computed Tomography (DE-CBCT) device is designed to overcome limitations of traditional imaging and will provide assessment of jaw bone density in additional to morphological information.

This clinical trial will examine the application of DE-CBCT to assess jaw bone density and compare Hounsfield units (HU) values with multidetector CT, an established standard for assessing BD.

Primary Purpose
Diagnostic
Study Type
Interventional
Phase
N/A

Eligibility

Gender
All
Healthy Volunteers
No
Minimum Age
21 Years
Maximum Age
N/A

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who need x-ray imaging for dental treatment planning and/or diagnosis
  • Males or females aged older than 21
  • Can follow instructions to be positioned into the CT scanner
  • Can remain physically immobile during the CT scan acquisition
  • Voluntarily sign and date the informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Patients who are unable to comprehend the risks of the study to provide informed consent
  • Extensive dental restorations, maxillofacial prosthesis, or orthopedic hardware that likely may cause artifacts and degrade quality, as determined by the study radiologists

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Study Stats
Protocol No.
20-001768
Principal Investigator
Sanjay Mallya
Contact
Sanjay Mallya
Location
  • UCLA Westwood
For Providers
NCT No.
NCT04686084
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