A comparative study of Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Computed Tomography (CT) in the pre-implant evaluation

Pompa, Valentina and Galasso, Sabrina and Cassetta, Michele and Pompa, Giorgio and De Angelis, Francesca and Di Carlo, Stefano (2010) A comparative study of Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Computed Tomography (CT) in the pre-implant evaluation. Annali di stomatologia, 1 (3-4). pp. 33-38. ISSN 1971-1441

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Aim: A successful implant therapy is based on an accurate assessment of the anatomy of the jaws. The aim of our study was to evaluate the reliability of magnetic resonance imaging (MR) compared with computed tomography (CT) for dental implant planning in respect to bone measurements and to observe and analyze the differences. Method: We have studied 30 cases in which scans were performed with CT and MR. The images provided by the MR and CT examinations were delivered to three specialists in oral and maxillofacial radiology to measure the bone height at the specific sites.The measurements obtained by the specialists in MR and CT images were compared using the ANOVA test with a 0.05 significance level. Result: In all 30 cases examined, MR images appeared perfectly comparable to CT images. The differences between the measurements from the MR and CT exams varied from 0.04 to 1.1 mm. There were no statistically significant differences (P=0.9). Conclusion: The MR, when compared with CT, shown to be reliable in respect to bone measurements for dental implant planning. However, further studies are necessary to determine the technical advantages of Resonance at lower fields, compared with those of CT and MR with medium or high magnetic field.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, dental implant, computed tomography, implant planning
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 11:24
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 11:31
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/4816

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