5 June 1998 Three-dimensional spiral CT for craniofacial surgical planning and evaluation
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Proceedings Volume 3262, Surgical-Assist Systems; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.309488
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
Purpose: To evaluate measurement accuracy of 3D volumetric medical imaging from Spiral CT for craniofacial surgical planing. Material and methods: The study population consisted of 5 cadaver heads that were imaged on a spiral CT scanner with volumetric technique high-resolution contiguous axial slices 3mm thickness and 2mm/sec table feed, with 120Kvp and 200 mA. The archived CT data were stored on optical disks to allow full retrospective review of any image. The data sets were transferred to a networked computer workstation, to generated 3D volumetric images for subsequent manipulation and analyses. The computer graphics workstation allowed to do measurements, based on conventional craniometric anatomic landmarks, by 2 observers with 2 sessions each. The specimens were then submitted to a dynamic blunt force, in an effort to simulate craniofacial fractures, scanned and measured again. The soft tissues were then partially subsequently removed and the measurements were repeated by electromagnetic digitizer. Statistical analysis was done using analysis of variance. Results: Measurements from 3D spiral CT scans can be precise with high repeatability and sufficient accuracy for surgical planing. Conclusion: 3D computer graphics by spiral CT allowed, in vitro, sufficient precision for assessment of surgical management. Digital volumetric spiral CT imaging is valid quantitatively and qualitatively for craniofacial surgical planning and evaluation.
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Marcelo G.P. Cavalcanti, Marcelo G.P. Cavalcanti, Michael W. Vannier, Michael W. Vannier, "Three-dimensional spiral CT for craniofacial surgical planning and evaluation", Proc. SPIE 3262, Surgical-Assist Systems, (5 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309488; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.309488

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