Dr. Stewart had the honor of helping contribute to a research study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. If you have had a CBCT scan done at our office, this article is related to that. If you haven’t, then you have probably seen the big white scanner at the end of the hallway!
The Purpose of the Study:
Radiographic analysis is often used as a screening tool to assess for risk of sleep-related breathing disorders. This study aimed to address 2 questions: (1) Does head posture significantly affect the minimum cross-sectional area (MCA)? and (2) Is the NBC3 (nasion-basion-C3) angle a reliable measurement to control for alteration of head position in cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans?