Show simple item record

dc.contributor.supervisor Wiltshire, William A. (Preventive Dental Science) en_US
dc.contributor.author Playfair, Nicholas Grant
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-19T14:44:35Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-19T14:44:35Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/22037
dc.description.abstract AIM: To evaluate the accuracy of current semi-automatic and fully automatic 2D lateral cephalometric analysis programs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 60 lateral cephalometric radiographs were randomly selected and grouped based their skeletal malocclusions to form 3 equal groups of 20 Class I, 20 Class II and 20 Class III. These radiographs were then analyzed via traditional hand-based analysis. The values obtained from this method of analysis were compared to 4 subsequent methods of analysis. These consisted of semi-automatic analysis using Dolphin Imaging software, semi-automatic analysis using Kodak Orthodontic Imaging software, fully automatic analysis using Kodak Orthodontic Imaging software and fully automatic analysis combined with limited landmark changes using Kodak Orthodontic Imaging software. RESULTS: ICC tests were completed to compare the gold standard hand-based analysis to the 4 subsequent methods. The values obtained from semi-automatic Dolphin and Kodak Orthodontic Imaging software were found to be comparable to hand-based analysis. Whereas, the values obtained from the fully automatic mode of Kodak Orthodontic Imaging software were not found to be comparable to hand-based analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Digital cephalometric programs can be used as an accurate method when performing lateral cephalometric analyses. The fully automatic mode of these programs should only be used as a support to diagnosis and not as a diagnostic tool. en_US
dc.subject analysis en_US
dc.subject cephalometry en_US
dc.title Determination of the accuracy of semi-automatic and fully automatic 2d lateral cephalometric analysis programs en_US
dc.degree.discipline Preventive Dental Science en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hechter, Frank (Preventive Dental Science) Ahing, Stephen (Dental Diagnosis and Surgical Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2013 en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

View Statistics