Consideration for Density Optimization and Dose Reduction of Digital Dental Imaging System Using Fuzzy C-Means Clustering

Takemasa Tanaka, Toshiyuki Kawazu, Shigenobu Kanda
1999 International journal of biomedical soft computing and human sciences  
Abshtrct: Recently the dZgital dental imaging system (Z)DLS) has been developed and its use hcLs spre'id wiclely Althottgh it has several 'ubacmftrges the jmage quality is not better thcvi that ofconventiotuzt dentrzt rtutiopaphsL PtirticttlartH the densi'ty diso'ibutic"xs of DDrs images are oj7en inst,Lt77cient and i)zczcleguate. 71,erefc"e, the authers considere(i the density optimitation of'DDrs imcrges. for this ai'm, we tmplied a,fiLzry e-means ctustering aigorithm because the pattern
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doi:10.24466/ijbschs.5.1_33 fatcat:oc76hgvgibcq7dfnt62hqz2o7q