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Kirmeier, R; Arnetzl, C; Robl, T; Payer, M; Lorenzoni, M; Jakse, N.
Reproducibility of volumetric measurements on maxillary sinuses.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011; 40(2): 195-199.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Jakse Norbert
Kirmeier Robert
Lorenzoni Martin
Payer Michael
Robl Tanja
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Abstract:
Although computer assisted volumetric quantification of human maxillary sinuses is commonly used to measure volumetric changes during life, reliability data for this procedure are lacking. The objective of this retrospective study is to test a semi-automatic virtual volumetric analysis technique on 36 CT scans of human maxillary sinuses. Three examiners with different clinical experience performed all measurements in three replicates. As principle of proof, the technique was examined on 12 phantoms with known volumes. The validation of the method revealed that the mean relative error was 0.364%. For the retrospective volumetric measurements from maxillary sinuses the intra- and inter-examiner agreement was quantified using appropriate intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC 1,k and ICC 2,k) and the Bland-Altman analysis. ICC values ranging from 0.997 to 0.999 indicate almost perfect agreement for intra- and inter-examiner data. The Bland-Altman analysis demonstrated good intra- as well as inter-examiner agreement for the two proficient examiners and a lack of agreement for the untrained examiner. It can be concluded that this measurement procedure using CT scans could be strongly recommended for clinical application to determine the volume of human maxillary sinuses reliably.
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Cephalometry - methods
Humans -
Maxillary Sinus - anatomy and histology
Observer Variation -
Organ Size -
Phantoms, Imaging -
Reproducibility of Results -
Retrospective Studies -
Tomography, X-Ray Computed -
User-Computer Interface -

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maxillary sinus
volumetric analysis
computed tomography
reliability
inter- and intra-examiner agreement
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