Digital Bitewing Radiographs

  • Gerd GöstemeyerEmail author
  • Falk Schwendicke


Bitewing radiography is an established aid for detection and evaluation of proximal caries lesions. With the introduction of digital radiography, new modalities became available which potentially can add value to caries detection and diagnosis. Digital radiography may provide some benefits over conventional radiographs. It allows for obtaining images with the same quality as conventional radiographs by use of lower radiation doses, by use of computer-aided image processing various parameters on the digital image can be adjusted, by using computer analyses there is the potential for less subjectivity. However, current technology is not more accurate than a human observer.


Conventional radiography Digital radiography Caries detection Dental caries Caries diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of HealthBerlinGermany

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