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Review Article

Evaluation of Mental Foramen with Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A Systematic Review of Literature

Table 4

Comparison between cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and panoramic radiograph (PAN) in measuring distances (mm).

ArticlesMean distance MF–midline of the mandibleMean interforaminal distanceMean length of the ALMean distance AL–inferior border of the mandible
Right sideLeft side
CBCTPANCBCTPANCBCTPANCBCTPANCBCTPAN

[35]23 ± 2.821.3 ± 3.523 ± 2.421 ± 3.946.5 ± 541.9 ± 7.1
[31]1.59 ± 0.932.82 ± 0.9111.43 ± 1.8111.64 ± 1.81
[32]2.79 ± 0.823.03 ± 0.92

MF: mental foramen. AL: anterior loop.Values calculated based on data from publications.