Journal Browser Advanced Search Help
Journal Browser Advanced search HELP
Korean J Oral Maxillofac Radiol. 2004 Mar;34(1):13-18. Korean. Original Article.
Um KD , Lee BD .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, Korea. eebydo@wonkwang.ac.kr
Wonkwang Dental Research Institute, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was to evaluate the influence of slice thickness of computed tomography (CT) and rapid protyping (RP) type on the accuracy of 3-dimensional medical model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Transaxial CT data of human dry skull were taken from multi-detector spiral CT. Slice thickness were 1, 2, 3 and 4 mm respectively. Three-dimensional image model reconstruction using 3-D visualization medical software (V-worksTM 3.0) and RP model fabrications were followed. 2-RP models were 3D printing (Z402, Z Corp., Burlington, USA) and Stereolithographic Apparatus model. Linear measurements of anatomical landmarks on dry skull, 3-D image model, and 2-RP models were done and compared according to slice thickness and RP model type. RESULTS: There were relative error percentage in absolute value of 0.97, 1.98, 3.83 between linear measurements of dry skull and image models of 1, 2, 3 mm slice thickness respectively. There was relative error percentage in absolute value of 0.79 between linear measurements of dry skull and SLA model. There was relative error difference in absolute value of 2.52 between linear measurements of dry skull and 3D printing model. CONCLUSION: These results indicated that 3-dimensional image model of thin slice thickness and stereolithographic RP model showed relative high accuracy.

Copyright © 2019. Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors.