Biomechanica Hungarica, Évf. 7, Szám 2

Assessment of a large volume maxillofacial CBCT system-from biomechanical point of view-as a tool to build patient customized bio-models

Simonovics János, Bujtár Péter, Váradi Károly, Szűcs Attila, Fejér Zsolt


AbstractThe number of patients diagnosed with cancer is reaching a scarily high number worldwide. This is no different in the area of mandible cancer. Unfortunately Hungary is quite high up in the ladder. The registered known number of patients with mandible cancer and the associated number of death occurrences are also showing signifi cant data in the country. However it is easy to diagnose, alcohol consumption and smoking or just bad oral hygiene really pushes the statistics. Inside the oral cavity, in case of mandible cancer and late diagnosis the only viable solution is the bone resection. To determine the extent of the cancer and to carefully plan the surgery procedure or in case of models which were created for biomechanical examinations, the medical science more and more often uses the image based processes and tools. Next to the realistically built models a more punctual mechanical parameter simulation becomes possible. It is highly important that the necessary information is extracted from the patients with the least stress. With the shortest time and smallest radiation the image must be made in a way that the scan can be well evaluated and it is usable. Within the current examination in the medical fi eld of imaging methods a gold standard MSCT and a specifi cally in the head-neck region used CBCT methods will be compared specifi cally from biomechanical modelling point of view. During the comparison the gray value was examined by the use of a cadaver head. The results show that the gray values provided by CBCT differs slightly from the MSCT values that is considered as reference. The more extent absolute error occurs with less frequency. Based on these facts the CBCT can be used for the density based material comparison for biomechanical models with less radiation dose.
DOI: 10.17489/biohun/2014/2/04

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