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Open Medical Imaging Journal
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ISSN (Online) 1874-3471
Published by Bentham Open Homepage  [69 journals]
  • Modifications of Midfacial Soft-Tissue Thickness Among Different Skeletal
           Classes in Italian Children

    • Abstract: Background:The anatomical assessment of the arrangement of facial soft tissues has important applications in different fields from orthodontics to plastic surgery. One of the issues concerns the relationship between facial soft tissue thickness and skeletal class. Literature mainly deals with adult populations, whereas very few studies have been focused on children.Objective:This study aims at investigating the relationship between midline facial soft tissue thickness and skeletal classes in Italian pre-treatment orthodontic child patients.Methods:Lateral cephalometric X-ray films were obtained from 220 healthy Caucasoid children (91 males and 129 females), aged between 6 and 18 years (Class I: 41 males and 70 females; Class II: 18 males and 25 females; Class III: 32 males and 34 females). All the films were digitized and 14 soft tissue thicknesses were measured on the midface; in addition, the skeletal class was assessed according to the corrected ANB angle (ANBc). Differences in facial soft tissue thickness according to sex and skeletal class were assessed through two-way ANOVA test (p
  • Importance and Significance of Knee-Chest Decubitus Position of the
           Pregnant Women, in the Delineation of Fetal Facial Imaging with
           Four-Dimensional Color Doppler Ultrasound

    • Abstract: Objective:To investigate and validate the role of the Knee-chest Decubitus position in fetal facial feature delineation by 4D Ultrasonography.Methods: Pregnant women were randomly divided into two groups: One group underwent knee-chest decubitus position prior to re-examination, and the second group underwent free activities like walking for 5, 15 or 30 minutes followed by a re-examination of the fetus. The acceptability of the fetal facial images following the two above mentioned activities was compared.Results: The Knee-chest Decubitus position was identified to be a more successful procedure for obtaining acceptable images. Additionally, it improved the fetal position and the resulting images were achieved significantly rapidly by this maneuver compared to free movement.Conclusion: The knee-chest decubitus position is simple, easy, safe and fast and thus of great convenience and promising for pregnant women.
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