Dental fiberscope with navigation system for endodontic treatments

Yasushi Yamazaki, Toshiko Ozawa, Takumi Ogawa, Yuko Shigeta, Tomoko Ikawa, Shunji Fukushima, Takashi Arai, Akira Mishima, Kaoru Kobayashi, Yoshito Otake, Asaki Hattori, Naoki Suzuki

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Abstract

We developed a dental fiberscope with a navigation system. The aim of this study is to direct the position of the tip of the endoscope fiber in the root canal via our navigation system. The distinguishing characteristic of our system is that it could be particularly practical in narrow spaces, such as those involving endodontic treatment typical of root canals. We were subsequently able to precisely indicate the relation of the position between the device and the teeth on the 3D model on the monitor. We inspected our navigation system using both the phantom model and the reconstructed 3D model. From this we could comprehend the relation of the position between the teeth and the device, and aim precisely at the lesion. If we are able to realize the correct position of the endoscope, we can safely and accurately deliver laser irradiation to the lesion. Consequently, the application of the endoscopic navigation system could increase the success rate for root canal treatments with recalcitrant lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
PublisherIOS Press
Pages562-564
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781586038229
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jan 302008 Feb 1

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume132
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

ConferenceMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period08/1/3008/2/1

Keywords

  • Fiberscope
  • Navigation system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Yamazaki, Y., Ozawa, T., Ogawa, T., Shigeta, Y., Ikawa, T., Fukushima, S., Arai, T., Mishima, A., Kobayashi, K., Otake, Y., Hattori, A., & Suzuki, N. (2008). Dental fiberscope with navigation system for endodontic treatments. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 (pp. 562-564). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 132). IOS Press.