Computational protocol: Assessment of bifid and trifid mandibular canals using cone-beam computed tomography

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[…] The diameter of the main mandibular canal was measured immediately after bifurcation on the cross-sectional image and that of the bifid mandibular canal at the widest portion of the bifid canal. They were measured using PACS Plus Viewer (Medical Standard Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea).The length of the bifid mandibular canal was measured from the bifurcated point to the end point that is observable on panoramic reconstructed images using the ImageJ 1.46r program (Wayne Rasband, NIH, USA), which allows the observer to measure the curved structure.The superior and inferior angles of the bifid mandibular canal were measured on panoramic reconstructed images using the ImageJ 1.46r program. The superior angle was measured between the main canal and the superior wall of the bifid canal and the inferior angle between the main canal and the inferior wall of the bifid canal. [...] Differences in the prevalence rate of the bifid mandibular canal according to age group, gender, and type were evaluated using the chi-squared and analysis of variance (ANOVA) tests. Differences in diameters, lengths, and the angles among types were assessed using the ANOVA test by means of IBM SPSS Statistics version 19 (IBM Corp., Somers, NY, USA). […]

Pipeline specifications

Software tools ImageJ, SPSS
Applications Miscellaneous, Microscopic phenotype analysis
Organisms Homo sapiens