A Guided Surgical Drilling Method

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Caccamo, E.; Capello, F.; Lombardo, E.; Mancuso, A.; Petrucci, G.
Section: Multidisciplinary aspects of design
Page(s): 731-736


This work presents a method to obtain a surgical guide allowing the implantologist to execute easily and with accuracy the implant seat. The drilling direction is obtained by elaborating the CT digital images of the mandible by a semi-automated software and the guide for the execution of the hole is given by a customized drilling jig. The suggested method can be integrated with the current clinical protocol and it allows to execute less invasive surgery. The research has been restricted to implantological problems connected to the mandible.

Keywords: implantology, CT scan, image processing


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