LOGIN
 
Share Page:
Back

Volume 20 , Issue 3
May/June 2007

Pages 275–285


A Comparison of Prosthetic Ear Models Created from Data Captured by Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Laser Scanning

Trevor J. Coward, PhD, MPhil, MIMPT / Brendan J. J. Scott, BDS, BSc, PhD, FDSRCS(Ed) / Roger M. Watson, BDS, MDS, FDSRCS / Robin Richards, BSc, MSc, PhD


PMID: 17580460

Purpose: To compare the dimensional measurements and surface topography of stereolithographic models generated from computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and laser scanning (LS) data with the same subjects’ natural ears and ear casts. Materials and Methods: Stereolithographic models were manufactured from images of the subjects’ ears and ear casts recorded by CT, MRI, and LS, and dimensional measurements were compared. In the second part of the study, all stereolithographic models were CT scanned and reconstructed in an STL file format. A comparison of the surface topography of the CT, MRI, and LS model ears was made. Results: Intraclass correlation coefficients indicated that dimensions could be reliably measured on the CT, MRI, and LS stereolithographic models. A 2-way analysis of variance revealed no statistical differences between the various sources of data (P = .991). The smallest differences of surface topography were observed on the MRI/CT superimpositions. Conclusion: The dimensional measurements on the stereolithographic models were similar to those from the original source. Only small differences were apparent between the surface topography of the CT, MRI, and LS models. MRI may be particularly appropriate to fabricate a prosthesis because it involves no radiation for the patient and internal form can be reproduced. The use of this technique in clinical practice requires further study. Int J Prosthodont 2007;20:275–285.


Full Text PDF File | Order Article

 

 
Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

© 2017 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc

IJP Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Archive
Author Guidelines
About
Accepted Manuscripts
Submission Form
Submit
Reprints
Permission
Advertising
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us
Help