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صفحه نخست /Evaluation of the Accuracy of ...
عنوان
Evaluation of the Accuracy of Linear Measurements on Lateral Cephalograms Obtained From Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Scans With Digital Lateral Cephalometric Radiography: An In Vitro Study
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کلیدواژه‌ها
Cone-beam computed tomography, digital lateral cephalometry, three-dimensional cephalometry
چکیده
Objectives: A cephalometric analysis especially designed for the patient who requires maxillofacial surgery was developed to use landmarks and measurements that can be altered by common surgical procedures. Identification of landmarks in cephalometry is very important and useful for orthognathic surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of linear measurement based on digital lateral cephalograms (DLC) and on lateral cephalograms obtained from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. Materials and Methods: The linear distances between anatomic landmarks on 6 dry human skulls were measured by 2 observers using digital calipers for sella-nasion (S-N), menton-nasion (M-N), anterior nasal spine-nasion (ANS-N), anterior nasal spine-posterior nasal spine (ANS-PNS), and pogonion-gonion (Pog-Go). Then, images were obtained by using DLCs and in lateral cephalograms obtained from CBCT scans. The measurement errors were calculated for each modality, compared with each other, and analyzed via SPSS software version 18. Results: For all lines (S-N, M-N, ANS-N, Pog-Go, and ANS-PNS), CBCT-derived values did not differ from actual dry skull dimensions (gold standard) (P > 0.05). In DLC, for S-N, M-N, ANS-N, and Pog-Go lines, measurements were significantly higher than actual measurements (P ≤ 0.05), but ANS-PNS values did not differ from actualmeasurements (P > 0.05). Conclusions: The results showed that the values obtained in CBCT imaging compared with calculated values of the digital lateral cephalometry much closer to the actual distance are more accurate indicators of this type of imaging and that CBCT permits oral surgeons to visualize the position and surgical anatomy of the tooth as it will be seen in the operating theater and allows orthodontists to plan directional traction.
پژوهشگران عباس شکری مرنی (نفر اول)، سمیرا خواجه (نفر دوم)، عاطفه خوید (نفر سوم)