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CT Image Presentations For Oral Surgery
Author(s): Michael L. Rhodes; Stephen L. G. Rothman; Melvyn S. Schwarz; Eva S. Tivattanasuk
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Paper Abstract

Reformatted CT images of the mandible and maxilla are described as a planning aid to the surgical implantation of dental fixtures. Precisely scaled and cross referenced axial, oblique, CT generated panorex, and 3-D images are generated to help indicate where and how critical anatomic structures are positioned. This information guides the oral surgeon to those sites where dental implants have optimal osteotic support and least risk to sensitive neural tissue. Oblique images are generated at 1-2 mm increments along the arch of the mandible (or maxilla). Each oblique is oriented perpendicular to the local arch curvature. The adjoining five CT generated panorex views match the patient's mandibular (or maxilla) arch, with each of the views separated by twice the distance between axial CT slices. All views are mutually cross-referenced to show fine detail of the underlying mandibular (or maxilla) structure. Several exams are illustrated and benefit to subsequent surgery is assessed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968705
Show Author Affiliations
Michael L. Rhodes, MPDI Medical Science Center (United States)
Stephen L. G. Rothman, MPDI Medical Science Center (United States)
Melvyn S. Schwarz, MPDI Medical Science Center (United States)
Eva S. Tivattanasuk, MPDI Medical Science Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer, Editor(s)

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