Title: Perioperative validation of localisation of the mental foramen
Authors: Bou Serhal, C ×
Jacobs, Reinhilde
Flygare, L
Quirynen, Marc
van Steenberghe, Daniel #
Issue Date: Jan-2002
Series Title: Dento maxillo facial radiology vol:31 issue:1 pages:39-43
Abstract: AIM: To assess the accuracy of panoramic radiography and spiral or computed tomography for the localisation of the mental foramen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The distance from the alveolar crest to the mental foramen was measured from panoramic radiographs, spiral tomograms and CT scans. The same distance was measured during implant surgery using a specially designed caliper. RESULTS: Panoramic radiography showed more deviation (+0.6 mm) from the perioperative measurements than either spiral or computed tomography (+0.4 and -0.3 mm respectively). The difference was significant (P<0.05). In general, distances were overestimated on the panoramic radiographs. CONCLUSIONS: Cross-sectional imaging techniques are recommended for the pre-operative planning of implants in the posterior mandible.
ISSN: 0250-832X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Periodontology
Oral Imaging
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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