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Measurement of mandibular incisive canal diameter using cone beam computed tomography



Prachi Anand*, 1, Dhaval N Mehta1, Dewanshu Kumar2, Richa Thakur3, Rohit Malviya4 & Rohit Kumar5



1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Narshinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat, India; 2Department of Prosthodontics Crown and Bridge, Maharana Pratap Dental College and Hospital, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India; 3Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dental College of Azamgarh, Purvanchal University, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India; 4Department of Prosthodontics Crown and Bridge Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India; 5Department of Oral medicine and Radiology, Bhabha college of dental sciences, Bhabha University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India; *Corresponding author



Prachi Anand -E-mail: dr.prachianand@gmail.com; Phone +91 9044274208

Dhaval N Mehta - E-mail: drdhaval80@gmail.com; Phone +91 9825528915

Dewanshu Kumar - E-mail: dewanshu.kumar@gmail.com; Phone +91 8709124992

Richa Thakur - E-mail: drricha1816@gmail.com; Phone +91 9670060335

Rohit Malviya - E-mail: drrohitmalviya18@gmail.com; Phone +91 9889845006

Rohit Kumar -E-mail: dr.rohitkumar06@gmail.com; Phone +91 8521516017


Article Type

Research Article



Received April 1, 2024; Revised April 30, 2024; Accepted April 30, 2024, Published April 30, 2024



Cone beam computed tomography was used for measuring the diameter of a Mandibular incisive canal. The dental practice can now visualize small bone structures with low dose and high spatial resolution due to the introduction of CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography). Therefore, it is of interest to measure the diameter of the MIC (Mandibular Incisive Canal) using the CBCT. Fifty CBCT scans obtained for implant placement preoperative planning were included in the study material. Observers carefully examined the CBCT data to determine the MIC’s presence & position. The inner diameter of the MIC was measured by taking the longest distance between the inner cortical borders of the canal which was further analyzed using software CS3D software. The collected data were further subjected to statistical analysis. The average mean of the population was 1.7130±.5178. The average diameter of MIC in males was 1.735±.5406 and in females was 1.6800±.4934. Complications from implant surgery in the anterior mandible may be prevented by utilizing CBCT scans to analyze the smallest diameter of the MIC.



Cone beam computed tomography, Mandible, diameter



Anand et al. Bioinformation 20(4): 394-396 (2024)


Edited by

Swati Kharat






Biomedical Informatics



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