International Journal of Dentistry / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Assessment of the Mandibular Incisive Canal by Panoramic Radiograph and Cone-Beam Computed Tomography

Table 2

Mandible incisive canal [MIC] as identified by examiners in images of panoramic radiograph [PAN] and cone-beam computed tomography [CBCT].

Examiners and sidesPresence of the MIC according to the examiners Agreement rates % values*
Absent in both types of examsPresent in both types of examsPresent in PAN but not in CBCTPresent in CBCT but not in PAN

Examiner 1
 R7 [4.7]54 [36.0]2 [1.3]87 [58.0]40.70.030
 L15 [10.1]36 [24.3]3 [2.0]94 [63.5]34.40.035

Total # [R + L]22 [7.4]90 [30.2]5 [1.7]181 [60.7]37.60.037

Examiner 2
 R6 [4.0]39 [26.0]3 [2.0]102 [68.0]30.0−0.009
 L18 [12.0]36 [24.0]4 [2.7]92 [61.3]36.00.037

Total [R + L]24 [8.0]75 [25.0]7 [2.3]194 [64.7]33.00.014

Coefficient of agreement; Number of identifications [percent rate of identifications in parentheses]. Abbreviations: PAN: panoramic radiograph; CBCT: cone-beam computed tomography; R: Right side; L: Left side; E: examiner. # Two cases of CBCT were not analyzed by Examiner 1 and were excluded from the comparison.

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