Cross-sectional radiography for implant site assessment. Academic Article uri icon


  • An accurate tomographic technique is described for acquisition of optimal cross-sectional images of implant sites before implant surgery. The described technique is applicable to tomographic systems equipped with a cephalometric head positioner. This cross-sectional tomographic technique was performed on a series of patients and the images of the first 20 patients subsequently evaluated. The cross-sectional images allowed for the characterization of the alveolar crest and visualization of anatomic structures in a buccolingual dimension while providing an accurate estimation of available vertical space from the crest.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kassebaum, D. K., Nummikoski, P. V., Triplett, R. G., & Langlais, R. P.

publication date

  • January 1, 1990 11:11 AM