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Accurate simulation and evaluation of mandibular movement is fundamental for the analysis of functional changes and effects of the mandible and maxilla before and after surgical treatments. We applied principal axes of inertia to the three-dimensional (3D) trajectories generated by patient-specific simulations of TMJ movements for the functional evaluations(More)
OBJECTIVES The diameters of the vertebral arteries (VAs) are very often unequal. Therefore, this study investigated if unequal VA flow contributes to the development of basilar artery (BA) curvature and if it is a link to the laterality of pontine or cerebellar infarcts occurring around the vertebrobasilar junction. METHODS Radiological factors were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the rotational variations of three-dimensional (3D) trajectories at anatomic landmarks by different mandibular kinematics, we applied principal axes of inertia to the 3D trajectories. The principal rotations were determined directly from the anatomy-based trajectories produced by a patient-specific temporomandibular joint(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the influence of surrounding anatomical structures on the registration accuracy of a diagnostically important region, by varying the ROI (region of interest) window used in an automatic ROI-based digital subtraction method. STUDY DESIGN Pairs of radiographs were taken at 2 molar regions using paralleling techniques of XCP devices(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of clinical image quality of panoramic radiographs and to analyze the parameters that influence the overall image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS Korean dental clinics were asked to provide three randomly selected panoramic radiographs. An oral and maxillofacial radiology specialist evaluated(More)
Most of digital subtraction methods in dental radiography are based on registration using manual landmarks. We have developed an automatic registration method without using the manual selection of landmarks. By restricting a geometrical matching of images to a region of interest (ROI), we compare the cross-correlation coefficient only between the ROIs. The(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to investigate the disagreement of cephalometric analysis depending on the reference determination of midsagittal plane on three-dimensional computed tomography. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 102 young women with class III dentofacial deformity were evaluated using three-dimensional computed tomography. The(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to determine the accuracy of linear measurements on three-dimensional (3D) images using multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS MDCT and CBCT were performed using 24 dry skulls. Twenty-one measurements were taken on the dry skulls using digital caliper. Both(More)
The mechanical quality of trabecular bone depends on both its stiffness and its strength characteristics, which can be predicted indirectly by the combination of bone volume fraction and architectural anisotropy. To analyze the directional anisotropy of the trabecular bone, we applied the fractal geometry technique to plain radiographs. The anisotropy of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between mandibular movement and facial morphology parameters measured using 3-dimensional CT data. MATERIALS AND METHODS We have developed a mandibular movement tracking and simulation system. The mandibular movement data were acquired from 22 subjects (6 males and 16 females), 3 who had no(More)