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Evaluation of plaque formation — Surface reflectance measurement

  • Vladimír Smutný
  • Tat'jana Dostálová
  • Jana Dušková
  • Václav Hlaváč
Biomedical Applications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 719)

Abstract

The method for evaluation of microbial plaque formation on the surface of dental filling materials is presented. A solution is presented as the surface reflectance measurement using image processing. Camera sensitivity calibration and color illumination are discussed. The proposed method is able to evaluate the thickness of the plaque in each element of the measured surface. The method was tested on real samples.

Key words

reflectance measurement color illumination image processing dental materials evaluation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimír Smutný
    • 1
  • Tat'jana Dostálová
    • 2
  • Jana Dušková
    • 2
  • Václav Hlaváč
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Control EngineeringCzech Technical UniversityPrague 2Czech Republic
  2. 2.The Institute of Dental ResearchPrague 2Czech Republic

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