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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732176/a-comprehensive-craniofacial-study-of-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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A Lewyllie, J Roosenboom, K Indencleef, P Claes, A Swillen, K Devriendt, C Carels, M Cadenas De Llano-Pérula, G Willems, G Hens, A Verdonck
The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is one of the most frequent microdeletion syndromes and presents with a highly variable phenotype. In most affected individuals, specific but subtle facial features can be seen. In this observational study, we aim to investigate the craniofacial and dental features of 20 children with a confirmed diagnosis of 22q11.2DS by analyzing 3-dimensional (3D) facial surface scans, 2-dimensional (2D) clinical photographs, panoramic and cephalometric radiographs, and dental casts...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725252/individualized-3d-scanning-and-printing-for-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-brachytherapy-a-financial-study-for-its-integration-into-clinical-workflow
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Meritxell Arenas, Sebastià Sabater, Andreu Sintas, Monica Arguís, Víctor Hernández, Miguel Árquez, Iolanda López, Àngeles Rovirosa, Doménec Puig
PURPOSE: Skin cancer is the most common tumor in the population. There are different therapeutic modalities. Brachytherapy is one of the techniques used, in which it is necessary to build customized moulds for some patients. Currently, these moulds are made by hand using rudimentary techniques. We present a new procedure based on 3D printing and the analysis of the clinical workflow. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Moulds can be made either by hand or by automated 3D printing...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720339/in%C3%A2-vitro-fit-of-cad-cam-complete-arch-screw-retained-titanium-and-zirconia-implant-prostheses-fabricated-on-4-implants
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Hadi Al-Meraikhi, Burak Yilmaz, Edwin McGlumphy, William Brantley, William M Johnston
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Computer-aided designed and computer-aided manufactured (CAD-CAM) titanium and zirconia implant-supported fixed implant prostheses on 4 implants have become popular. The precision and accuracy of their interface fit has not been widely researched. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the marginal fit of zirconia and titanium implant-supported screw-retained CAD-CAM complete fixed dental prostheses (CFDP) fit with a standardized cast simulating the all-on-4 implant distribution...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714897/development-of-three-dimensional-dental-scanning-apparatus-using-structured-illumination
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Jae Sung Ahn, Anjin Park, Ju Wan Kim, Byeong Ha Lee, Joo Beom Eom
We demonstrated a three-dimensional (3D) dental scanning apparatus based on structured illumination. A liquid lens was used for tuning focus and a piezomotor stage was used for the shift of structured light. A simple algorithm, which detects intensity modulation, was used to perform optical sectioning with structured illumination. We reconstructed a 3D point cloud, which represents the 3D coordinates of the digitized surface of a dental gypsum cast by piling up sectioned images. We performed 3D registration of an individual 3D point cloud, which includes alignment and merging the 3D point clouds to exhibit a 3D model of the dental cast...
July 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714118/body-wall-structure-in-the-starfish-asterias-rubens
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Liisa M Blowes, Michaela Egertová, Yankai Liu, Graham R Davis, Nick J Terrill, Himadri S Gupta, Maurice R Elphick
The body wall of starfish is composed of magnesium calcite ossicles connected by collagenous tissue and muscles and it exhibits remarkable variability in stiffness, which is attributed to the mechanical mutability of the collagenous component. Using the common European starfish Asterias rubens as an experimental animal, here we have employed a variety of techniques to gain new insights into the structure of the starfish body wall. The structure and organisation of muscular and collagenous components of the body wall were analysed using trichrome staining...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707347/interspecific-variation-in-the-tetradactyl-manus-of-modern-tapirs-perissodactyla-tapirus-exposed-using-geometric-morphometrics
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Jamie A MacLaren, Sandra Nauwelaerts
The distal forelimb (autopodium) of quadrupedal mammals is a key morphological unit involved in locomotion, body support, and interaction with the substrate. The manus of the tapir (Perissodactyla: Tapirus) is unique within modern perissodactyls, as it retains the plesiomorphic tetradactyl (four-toed) condition also exhibited by basal equids and rhinoceroses. Tapirs are known to exhibit anatomical mesaxonic symmetry in the manus, although interspecific differences and biomechanical mesaxony have yet to be rigorously tested...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706560/experimental-realization-and-characterization-of-an-electronic-lieb-lattice
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Marlou R Slot, Thomas S Gardenier, Peter H Jacobse, Guido C P van Miert, Sander N Kempkes, Stephan J M Zevenhuizen, Cristiane Morais Smith, Daniel Vanmaekelbergh, Ingmar Swart
Geometry, whether on the atomic or nanoscale, is a key factor for the electronic band structure of materials. Some specific geometries give rise to novel and potentially useful electronic bands. For example, a honeycomb lattice leads to Dirac-type bands where the charge carriers behave as massless particles [1]. Theoretical predictions are triggering the exploration of novel 2D geometries [2-10], such as graphynes, Kagomé and the Lieb lattice. The latter is the 2D analogue of the 3D lattice exhibited by perovskites [2]; it is a square-depleted lattice, which is characterised by a band structure featuring Dirac cones intersected by a flat band...
July 2017: Nature Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702927/3d-boolean-operations-in-virtual-surgical-planning
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Jerome Charton, Mathieu Laurentjoye, Youngjun Kim
PURPOSE: Boolean operations in computer-aided design or computer graphics are a set of operations (e.g. intersection, union, subtraction) between two objects (e.g. a patient model and an implant model) that are important in performing accurate and reproducible virtual surgical planning. This requires accurate and robust techniques that can handle various types of data, such as a surface extracted from volumetric data, synthetic models, and 3D scan data. METHODS: This article compares the performance of the proposed method (Boolean operations by a robust, exact, and simple method between two colliding shells (BORES)) and an existing method based on the Visualization Toolkit (VTK)...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702749/evaluation-of-different-surgical-methods-in-treating-recurrent-patella-dislocation-after-three-dimensional-reconstruction
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Hao Du, Xiao-Xiao Tian, Fa-Qi Guo, Xiang-Ming Li, Tao-Tao Ji, Bin Li, Tong-Sen Li
PURPOSE: Recurrent patella dislocation (RPD) is the most common complication of patellar instability. The effects of different surgical techniques on the outcome of RPD treatments remain unclear. This study was conducted to compare the effects of three surgical techniques in treating RPD by three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction from computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients with RPD and no previous surgical treatments who attended our hospital between October 2010 and 2013 were enrolled and randomly assigned into three groups: (1) medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction and medial patellar retinaculum (MPR) plication group; (2) lateral patellar retinaculum (LPR) release and MPR plication group; and (3) MPFL reconstruction and LPR release group...
July 12, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697546/development-of-novel-anionic-gemini-surfactants-and-application-in-fabricating-hierarchical-silver-microparticles-for-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
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Yuming Cheng, Xiong Liu, Qiufen Lei, Xuefeng Li, Jinfeng Dong
In this work, a new category of anionic Gemini surfactants with a rigid space, disodium 2,2'-(1, 4-phenylene bis (methylene)) bis (alkane-1-sulfate) (CmArCm, m=8, 10, 12, 14), were developed. They showed excellent surface activity and remarkable micellization tendency in aqueous solutions as measured by the equilibrium surface tension method. It was noticed that both the surface activity and micellization ability of CmArCm were gradually strengthened upon increasing the hydrophobic chain length m. Those Gemini surfactants were employed as capping reagents to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical silver microparticles (AgMPs) successfully even in a large-scale of gram-level...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694041/real-time-three-dimensional-3d-visualization-of-fusion-image-for-accurate-subdural-electrodes-placement-of-epilepsy-surgery
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Ayataka Fujimoto, Tohru Okanishi, Sotaro Kanai, Keishiro Sato, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Hideo Enoki
INTRODUCTION: The perfect match between pre-surgical estimated seizure onset zone and subdural electrodes (SEs) position is requested for epilepsy surgery. However, post-surgical neuro images sometimes disappoint physicians due to SEs malposition. To place SEs, we used to use intraoperative photograph and fluoroscopy. With this procedure, we just recognized approximate location of SEs during surgery. The purpose of the study is to perform precise SEs location intraoperatively using intra operative computer tomography (CT) and image-guidance...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692518/costal-cartilage-assessment-in-surgical-timing-of-microtia-reconstruction
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Zhongyang Sun, Xiaobo Yu, Weiwei Chen, Qinghua Yang, Yupeng Song, Jiayu Zhou, Haiyue Jiang
BACKGROUND: Rib cartilage growth is closely related to age and determines the feasibility and outcomes of auricular reconstruction. Ear reconstruction is performed as early as age 6 in efforts to treat children before school matriculation while allowing for sufficient rib growth. But there is controversy over the optimal timing of microtia reconstruction. This study employs CT imaging and surface scanning to guide the timing of auricular reconstruction in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 6-year-old microtia patients between January 2016 and June 2016...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690010/tailoring-surface-nanoroughness-of-electrospun-scaffolds-for-skeletal-tissue-engineering
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Honglin Chen, Xiaobin Huang, Minmin Zhang, Febriyani Damanik, Matthew B Baker, Anne Leferink, Huipin Yuan, Roman Truckenmüller, Clemens van Blitterswijk, Lorenzo Moroni
Electrospun scaffolds provide a promising approach for tissue engineering as they mimic the physical properties of extracellular matrix. Previous studies have demonstrated that electrospun scaffolds with porous features on the surface of single fibers, enhanced cellular attachment and proliferation. Yet, little is known about the effect of such topographical cues on cellular differentiation. Here, we aimed at investigating the influence of surface roughness of electrospun scaffolds on skeletal differentiation of human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs)...
July 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689912/influence-of-scanner-powder-application-and-adjustments-on-cad-cam-crown-misfit
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Marcel S Prudente, Letícia R Davi, Kemilly O Nabbout, Célio J Prado, Leandro M Pereira, Karla Zancopé, Flávio D Neves
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The manufacturers of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) systems emphasize that new technologies can improve the marginal fit of dental crowns. However, data supporting this claim are limited. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the differences among the following fabrication methods on the marginal discrepancy of dental crowns: intraoral optical scanners, powder application, and adjustments of intaglio surface...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689044/voyaging-into-the-third-dimension-a-perspective-on-virtual-methods-and-their-application-to-studies-of-juvenile-sex-estimation-and-the-ontogeny-of-sexual-dimorphism
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L A B Wilson, L T Humphrey
In contrast to the well-established and highly accurate morphological methods available for sexing adult skeletons, juvenile sex estimation is widely recognised as a difficult task that faces a series of challenges. The acquisition of 3D data, and construction of 3D models from volume or surface scans, has become increasingly common in forensic sciences, and these data offer considerable opportunity for the development and refinement of methods in sex estimation. The suitability and potential of virtual methods for juvenile sex estimation are evaluated with the aims of identifying (1) the benefits and challenges associated with virtual data and quantitative analysis of 3D models, and (2) pathways that may lead to practical improvements for sexing juveniles...
June 26, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680848/comparison-of-2-root-surface-area-measurement-methods-3-dimensional-laser-scanning-and-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Jintana Tasanapanont, Janya Apisariyakul, Tanapan Wattanachai, Patiyut Sriwilas, Marit Midtbø, Dhirawat Jotikasthira
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the use of 3-dimensional (3D) laser scanning and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) as methods of root surface measurement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty teeth (15 maxillary first premolars and 15 mandibular first premolars) from 8 patients who required extractions for orthodontic treatment were selected. Before extraction, pre-treatment CBCT images of all the patients were recorded. First, a CBCT image was imported into simulation software (Mimics version 15...
June 2017: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680550/surface-changes-of-metal-alloys-and-high-strength-ceramics-after-ultrasonic-scaling-and-intraoral-polishing
#17
Hyung-In Yoon, Hyo-Mi Noh, Eun-Jin Park
PURPOSE: This study was to evaluate the effect of repeated ultrasonic scaling and surface polishing with intraoral polishing kits on the surface roughness of three different restorative materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 15 identical discs were fabricated with three different materials. The ultrasonic scaling was conducted for 20 seconds on the test surfaces. Subsequently, a multi-step polishing with recommended intraoral polishing kit was performed for 30 seconds...
June 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676149/modeling-of-ultrasonic-wave-propagation-in-composite-laminates-with-realistic-discontinuity-representation
#18
Andreea-Manuela Zelenyak, Nora Schorer, Markus G R Sause
This paper presents a method for embedding realistic defect geometries of a fiber reinforced material in a finite element modeling environment in order to simulate active ultrasonic inspection. When ultrasonic inspection is used experimentally to investigate the presence of defects in composite materials, the microscopic defect geometry may cause signal characteristics that are difficult to interpret. Hence, modeling of this interaction is key to improve our understanding and way of interpreting the acquired ultrasonic signals...
June 20, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672039/validity-and-reliability-of-total-body-volume-and-relative-body-fat-mass-from-a-3-dimensional-photonic-body-surface-scanner
#19
Carolin Adler, Astrid Steinbrecher, Lina Jaeschke, Anja Mähler, Michael Boschmann, Stephanie Jeran, Tobias Pischon
OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional photonic body surface scanners (3DPS) feature a tool to estimate total body volume (BV) from 3D images of the human body, from which the relative body fat mass (%BF) can be calculated. However, information on validity and reliability of these measurements for application in epidemiological studies is limited. METHODS: Validity was assessed among 32 participants (men, 50%) aged 20-58 years. BV and %BF were assessed using a 3DPS (VitusSmart XXL) and air displacement plethysmography (ADP) with a BOD POD® device using equations by Siri and Brozek...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667981/full-area-covered-3d-profile-measurement-of-special-shaped-optics-based-on-a-new-prototype-non-contact-profiler
#20
Hui-Lin Du, Zhao-Zhong Zhou, Ze-Qing Sun, Bing-Feng Ju, Shaoning Xu, Anyu Sun
A new prototype non-contact profiler based on surface tracking has been specially developed. Surface tracking is carried out by a specially designed dual stage probe system with the aid of a four-Degree Of Freedom high-precision motion platform. The dual stage probe system keeps a short-range optical probe constantly tracking the surface by a self-developed voice coil motor servo, by which a wide measuring range of up to 10 mm is realized. The system performance evaluation including resolution, repeatability, and scanning speed proved the good capability of the new prototype non-contact profiler...
June 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
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