Ralf Schulze, Ulrich Heil, Daniel Groß, Dan D Brüllmann, Egor Dranischnikow, Ulrich Schwanecke, and Elmar Schömer (2011)
Artefacts in CBCT: a review
Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, 40(5):265 - 273.
Artefacts are common in today's cone beam CT (CBCT). They are induced by discrepancies between the mathematical modelling and the actual physical imaging process. Since artefacts may interfere with the diagnostic process performed on CBCT data sets, every user should be aware of their presence. This article aims to discuss the most prominent artefacts identified in the scientific literature and review the existing knowledge on these artefacts. We also briefly review the basic three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction concept applied by today's CBCT scanners, as all artefacts are more or less directly related to it.