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Type: Artigo de Periódico
Title: Comparison Of Different Methods To Assess Alveolar Cleft Defects In Cone Beam Ct Images
Author: Barbosa
GLD; Wood
JS; Pimenta
LA; de Almeida
SM; Tyndall
Abstract: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of three different methods for assessing the volume of cleft defects in CBCT images. The influence of field of view (FOV) and voxel sizes was also assessed. Methods: Using three radio-opaque plastic skulls, unilateral defects were created to mimic alveolar clefts and were filled with wax following the contralateral side contours. They were scanned in a CBCT unit using four different acquisition protocols, varying FOV and voxel sizes. Using three different methods, the defect/wax volume was evaluated on the images by defining: (1) the width, height and facial-palatal length of the defect in maximum intensity projection; (2) the areas of the defect on axial slices; and (3) the threshold and segmentation of the region of interest. The values obtained from each method using different acquisition protocols were compared with the real volume of the wax (gold standard) using ANOVA and Tukey's test. Results: Methods 2 and 3 did not differ from the gold standard (p > 0.05). Conversely, Method 1 presented statistically significant overestimated values (p < 0.01). No differences were found among the different FOV and voxel sizes (p > 0.05). Conclusions: CBCT volumes proved reliable for the volumetric assessment of alveolar cleft defects, when using Methods 2 and 3 regardless of FOV and voxel sizes. It may be possible to improve surgical planning and outcomes by knowing the exact volume of grafting material needed prior to the surgical intervention.
Subject: Orofacial Cleft
Alveolar Bone Grafting
Citation: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. BRITISH INST RADIOLOGY, n. 45, n. 2, p. .
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1259/dmfr.20150332
Date Issue: 2016
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