Newly developed data-matching methodology for oral implant surgery allowing the automatic deletion of metal artifacts in 3D-CT images using new reference markers: A case report

Hiroaki Shimizu, Hikaru Arakawa, Takuya Mino, Yoko Kurosaki, Kana Tokumoto, Takuo Kuboki

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Abstract

Patients: The patient was a 55-year-old woman with left upper molar free-end edentulism and 9 full cast metal crowns in her mouth. Three three-dimensional (3D) images were superimposed: a computed tomography (CT) image with the patient wearing the CT-matching template (CTMT) with six glass ceramic markers, which hardly generate any artifacts, on the template surface, and oral plaster model surfaces with and without CTMTs. Metal artifacts were automatically removed by a Boolean operation identifying unrealistic images outside the oral plaster model surface. After the preoperative simulation, fully guided oral implant surgery was performed. Two implant bodies were placed in the left upper edentulism. The placement errors calculated by comparing the preoperative simulation and actual implant placement were then assessed by a software program using the 3D-CT bone morphology as a reference. The 3D deviations between the preoperative simulation and actual placement at the entry of the implant body were a maximum 0.48 mm and minimum 0.26 mm. Those at the tip of the implant body were a maximum 0.56 mm and a minimum 0.25 mm. Discussion: In this case, the maximum 3D deviations at the entry and tip section were less than in previous studies using double CT. Conclusions: Accurate image fusion utilizing CTMT with new reference markers was possible for a patient with many metal restorations. Using a surgical guide manufactured by the new matching methodology (modified single CT scan method), implant placement deviation can be minimized in patients with many metal restorations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthodontic Research
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Artifact
  • Computer-aided design
  • Computer-assisted surgery
  • Tomography
  • X-ray computed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)

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