Use of digital photography and 3D reconstruction in the evaluation and planning of maxillofacial trauma treatment

Introduction: The aim of this paper is to present a system analysis by digital photography and reconstruction in three dimensions (3D) using the OsiriX program for Mac OS X ® , which can be helpful in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning of patients with maxillofacial trauma requiring a surgical solution.

Material and methods: We present a series of 5 patients with various fractures in the maxillofacial area where digital photographs and CT were taken. Tomographic information was recorded in DICOM format and analyzed with OsiriX for MAC OS X ® , and 1:1 scale photographs for analysis and measurement. Maxillofacial Surgery Department Protocol from Hospital Carlos van Buren in a pre and post operative way, comparing the planning proposed with what was done in the operating room at the time of surgery.

Results: All pre and postoperative images matched with reconstructions and previously.

Conclusion: It is an objective method to predict surgical outcome based on the integration of measures. It is also a useful tool for diagnosis and preoperative planning in patients with maxillofacial trauma, this avoids wasting time and resources.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Jan 27, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Use of digital photography and 3D reconstruction in the evaluation and planning of maxillofacial trauma treatment
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