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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Strong, EB; Rafii, A; Holhweg-Majert, B; Fuller, SC; Metzger, MC 
Title:
Comparison of 3 optical navigation systems for computer-aided maxillofacial surgery. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of 3 computer-aided surgery systems for maxillofacial reconstruction. DESIGN: Evaluation of 3 computer-aided surgery systems: StealthStation, VectorVision, and Voxim. SETTING: The University of California, Davis, Department of Otolaryngology computer-aided surgery laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Four fresh cadaveric heads. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Mean target registration error. RESULTS: The StealthStation was the most accurate (mean [SD] target registration error, 1.00 [0.04] mm), followed by VectorVision (1.13 [0.05] mm) and then Voxim (1.34 [0.04] mm). All values met statistical significance (P< .05). CONCLUSIONS: Measurable accuracy differences were found among the navigation systems evaluated. The StealthStation was the most accurate. However, the differences are small, and the clinical significance for maxillofacial reconstruction is negligible. 
Journal title abbreviation:
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
134 
Journal issue:
10 
Pages contribution:
1080-4 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0886-4470 
TUM Institution:
r Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie