Longitudinal anatomical structures can be studied through slicing perpendicularly to their general orientation. The digital nature of 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images creates a need to define the general orientation of such structures. The aim is to investigate the influence of slice orientation on the measurements of thickness and overall width of a mandible. Most often the mandibular structure is explored by browsing through coronal views. A more sophisticated approach consists of the study of slices perpendicular to the general shape of the mandible obtained through tracing the mandibular arch in an occlusal view.
Slicing perpendicularly to the mandibular canal containing the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is presented as a third slicing strategy. The latter mimics the slicing approach used in classical anatomic studies of the mandible. When comparing all three strategies, significant differences in measurements of the buccal, lingual and inferior thickness of the walls can be detected. In 69% of cases, the difference in overall width at the level of the IAN exceeds one mm between measurements on a slice constructed perpendiculary to the IAN and a coronal slice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013
EditorsLaura M. Roa Romero
Place of PublicationSeville, Spain
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages229-232
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-00846-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-00845-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2013
EventXIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 25 Sep 201328 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
PublisherSpringer International
Volume41
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Conference

ConferenceXIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013
Abbreviated titleMEDICON 2013
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period25/09/1328/09/13

    Research areas

  • CBCT Inferior Alveolar Nerve (IAN) measurements mandible anatomy

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