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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 135-138

Comparison of cephalometric readings between manual tracing and digital software tracing: A pilot study


Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
M K Kamath
D5, Sneha Sadan, #3, Karpagam Avenue, Chennai - 600 028, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2349-5243.197460

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Aim: The aim of the study was to analyze and compare the cephalometric readings between manual tracings with digital software tracings using Steiner's analysis. Materials and Methods: The conventional lateral cephalograms of twenty participants were obtained. Six hard tissue landmarks were identified, and Steiner's analysis was carried out. The radiographs were manually traced, and the readings were recorded. Following this, the radiographs were uploaded in the FACAD digital software for digital tracing. Results: SNA, SNB, lower incisor to NB angle, and linear values show statistically significant differences. The remaining parameters do not show statistical difference. Conclusion: The results show a statistical difference between manual and digital tracing. The variation lies in the difference in identification of the hard tissue landmarks.


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