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2009 Annual Session - 3-Dimensional Airway

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Traditionally, we are trained to see and analyze the airway from only the lateral view on a cephalometric film. But the airway is a 3-D structure, and that third dimension may be hiding something relevant to our diagnosis. This presentation will highlight some of the airway research performed in 3-D at Case Western Reserve University. The presentation will also show how different commercially available programs can be used to analyze the airway in a volumetric way. When moving from 2-D to 3-D, the distances and angles will probably turn to surfaces and volumes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how the airway analysis differs when going from 2-D to 3-D
  • Learn how to analyze the airway in 3-D with commercially available software



  • 1.00 - CE

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