Ken Chung Chen

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Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an increasingly utilized imaging modality for the diagnosis and treatment planning of the patients with craniomaxillofacial (CMF) deformities. CBCT scans have relatively low cost and low radiation dose in comparison to conventional spiral CT scans. However, a major limitation of CBCT scans is the widespread image(More)
The aim of this study was to assess landmark identification on digital images in comparison with those obtained from original radiographs. Ten cephalometric radiographs were selected randomly. Seven orthodontic residents identified 19 cephalometric landmarks on both the original radiographs and the digital images. To assess the concordance between landmarks(More)
Microsurgical reconstructions of brachial plexuses were performed on twelve monkeys by using ipsilateral intercostal nerves (T3-9). Reinnervation in individual nerves was evaluated monthly by observations of neuromuscular and electromyographic improvements. The electromyographic studies revealed reappearance of motor unit potentials. According to a motor(More)
To gain a better understanding of biting and chewing performance, the size and orientation of the masseter and medial pterygoid muscles in living humans were studied. Twenty-seven young males having complete dentition, class I dental occlusion and normal muscle and jaw function were examined using magnetic resonance images of the head between the zygomatic(More)
The success of craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgery depends not only on the surgical techniques, but also upon an accurate surgical planning. However, surgical planning for CMF surgery is challenging due to the absence of a patient-specific reference model. In this paper, we present a method to automatically estimate an anatomically correct reference shape of(More)
Lateral cephalometric radiographs of 60 adult patients with Angle class 11 malocclusion associated with abnormal facial divergency were collected from the Orthodontic Department of the National Taiwan University Hospital. They were divided into a hyperdivergent group (35 cases) and a hypodivergent group (25 case), according to mandibular plane angle(More)