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Linear measurements using virtual study models.
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PMID:  22530811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objective: To perform a systematic review of the literature to assess the reliability and validity of linear measurements using virtual vs plaster study models. Materials and Methods: A search strategy was developed for four online databases, and references were further hand searched for studies additional papers. Three researchers determined the eligibility of papers by applying specific selection criteria and ultimately selected 17 papers. Grouped by virtual model acquisition type and the number of landmarks used in a given measurement, the data were weighted by sample size and analyzed in terms of the reliability and validity of linear measurements. Results: The intrarater reliability was high for two-landmark and >two-landmark linear measurements performed on laser-acquired models or cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)-acquired models and were similar to measurements on plaster models. Validity was high for two-landmark and >two-landmark linear measurements comparing laser-acquired models or CBCT-acquired models to plaster study models, and the weighted mean differences were clinically insignificant. Agreement of measurements was excellent, with less variability than correlation. Acquisition type had no perceived influences on reliability and validity. More than two-landmark measures tended to have higher mean differences than two-landmark measures. Conclusions: Virtual study models are clinically acceptable compared with plaster study models with regard to intrarater reliability and validity of selected linear measurements.
Authors:
Nghe S Luu; Liliya G Nikolcheva; Jean-Marc Retrouvey; Carlos Flores-Mir; Tarek El-Bialy; Jason P Carey; Paul W Major
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Angle orthodontist     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1945-7103     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370550     Medline TA:  Angle Orthod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
a Private Practice, Edmonton, Alberta, and former student, Orthodontic Graduate Program, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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