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Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a rare, extremely aggressive malignancy arising in the ductal epithelium of the salivary glands. Radiologic investigations of and reports on minor salivary gland SDC are very rare. We present 3 cases of SDC of the palate with the attendant radiologic features and clinicopathologic findings. We also review English-language(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to analyze human maxillary and mandibular trabecular bone using the data acquired from micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), and to characterize the site-specific microstructures of trabeculae. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-nine cylindrical bone specimens were prepared from the mandible and maxilla. They were divided into 5(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to provide sex-matched three-dimensional (3D) statistical shape models of the mandible, which would provide cephalometric parameters for 3D treatment planning and cephalometric measurements in orthognathic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS The subjects used to create the 3D shape models of the mandible included 23 males and(More)
PURPOSE It has been suggested that primary implant stability plays an essential role in successful osseointegration. Resonance frequency analysis (RFA) is widely used to measure the initial stability of implants because it provides superior reproducibility and non-invasiveness. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the fractal dimension from(More)
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)
A ranula is a bluish, transparent, and thin-walled swelling in the floor of the mouth. They originate from the extravasation and subsequent accumulation of saliva from the sublingual gland. Ranulas are usually limited to the sublingual space but they sometimes extend to the submandibular space and parapharyngeal space, which is defined as a plunging ranula.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the effective dose for imaging of mandible between multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). An MDCT with low dose technique was also compared with them. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) chips were placed at 25 organ sites of an anthropomorphic(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)
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)
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)