Three-dimensional model printing in oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery: Comparison of three-dimensional models and multislice computed tomography scans

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to compare fabrication of commonly used three-dimensional (3D) models with original multislice computed tomography (MSCT) scan data for accuracy and precision in reconstruction surgery. Methods: MSCT data from 10 samples are processed and manufactured to be 3D models. Both groups are then measured and analyzed for the purpose of comparison. Results: The average mandibular measurement difference between 3D models and MSCT scans is 0.26 mm more <2%. The final results of the comparison reveal high accuracy in 3D models compared to MSCT scan data. Conclusion: The 3D model could be considered as surgical guidance for maxillofacial reconstruction surgery since it yields highly accurate results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-78
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics
Volume9
Issue numberSpecial Issue 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Computer-aided design
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Three-dimensional model

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