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ABSTRACT: The removal of third molars requires information about the relative position of the root tips and the mandibular nerve. The diagnostic value of conventional radiologic procedures using a panoramic radiograph and symmetrical PA cephalometric radiograph (PAN&PA) was compared with that of a cone-beam volumetric imaging (CBVI) device (Galileos; Sirona, Bensheim, Germany). Six observers evaluated 30 PAN&PA and 30 CBVI for the position of root tips. Diagnostic information was rated from 1 to 5 (excellent to poor). With PAN&PA, 3 times more scans showed nondetectable information for horizontal position compared with CBVI. The diagnostic information in the vertical dimension received a median rating of 2 (good) for CBVI and for PAN & PA; for the horizontal dimension, CBVI received a median rating of 2 (good), compared with a significantly worse median rating of 3 (sufficient) for PAN & PA (P = .000). The variance was highest for the horizontal dimension with PAN & PA (1.27). These findings indicate that cone-beam technology improves the localization of third molar for presurgical planning.Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology 05/2008; 105(5):633-42; discussion 643. · 1.50 Impact Factor
- International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 01/2006; · 1.36 Impact Factor
- Proceedings of the 8th Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. 01/2006;
- Journal of Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery - J CRANIO MAXILLOFAC SURG. 01/2006; 34:94-95.
- Proceeding 56th Annual Conference of the German Society for Cranio- and Maxillofacial Surgery; 01/2006
- Journal of Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery - J CRANIO MAXILLOFAC SURG.