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Web-based cephalometric procedure for craniofacial and dentition analyses
Author(s): N. S. Arun Kumar; Srijit R. Kamath; S. Ram; B. Muthukumaran; A. Venkatachalapathy; A. Nandakumar; P. Jayakumar
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Paper Abstract

Craniofacial analysis is a very important and widely used procedure in orthodontic caphalometry, which plays a key role in diagnosis and treatment planning. This involves establishing reference standards and specification of landmarks and variables. The manual approach takes up a tremendous amount of the orthodontist's time. In this paper, we developed a web-based approach for the craniofacial and dentition analyses. A digital computed radiography (CR) system is utilized for obtaining the craniofacial image, which is stored as a bitmap file. The system comprises of two components - a server and a client. The server component is a program that runs on a remote machine. To use the system, the user has to connect to the website. The client component is now activated, which uploads the image from the PC and displays it on the canvas area. The landmarks are identified using a mouse interface. The reference lines are generated. The resulting image is then sent to the server which performs all measurement and calculates the mean, standard deviation, etc. of the variables. The results generated are sent immediately to the client where it is displayed on a separate frame along with the standard values for comparison. This system eliminates the need for every user to load other expensive programs on his machine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3911, Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems II, (3 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384888
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N. S. Arun Kumar, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (India)
Srijit R. Kamath, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (India)
S. Ram, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (India)
B. Muthukumaran, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (India)
A. Venkatachalapathy, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College (India)
A. Nandakumar, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College (India)
P. Jayakumar, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3911:
Biomedical Diagnostic, Guidance, and Surgical-Assist Systems II
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Warren S. Grundfest M.D.; David A. Benaron M.D., Editor(s)

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