A new imaging modality for intraoperative evaluation of sinus floor augmentation.
ABSTRACT The aim of this report was to demonstrate the practicability of a new imaging modality, which allows three-dimensional intraoperative imaging and verification of bone-graft position, and to compare it to the currently available imaging systems. The ARCADIS Orbic 3D, a C-arm-based cone-beam computed tomography scanner developed for intraoperative imaging, was used to examine a previously augmented sinus floor, in order to verify the height and width of the augmentation and to determine whether any of the autogenous and synthetic bone-substitute mixture had penetrated the sinus membrane. Visualization of the entire sinus was possible with the aid of multiplanar reconstructions. Data acquisition and processing took 5 min.