Patients undergoing surgery with intraoperative CBCT imaging showed better aesthetical outcomes
The first study to investigate the subjective outcome of closed nasal reduction with and without intraoperative CBCT imaging was recently published by Rhinology Online, Impact of intraoperative Cone-Beam Computed Tomography use on patient satisfaction after closed nasal reduction. Nasal reductions with and without intraoperative CBCT imaging have never before been compared to each other regarding patient satisfaction with postoperative aesthetic and functional aspects of the nose.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of intraoperative CBCT imaging on patient satisfaction after closed nasal reduction. At the end of the closed nasal reduction procedure, Xoran’s 3D imaging was conducted using xCAT in a prone position for quality control either before or shortly after the thermoplastic cast had been applied. Multiplanar image reconstructions in natural head position (NHP) were used to analyse correct bone reduction and if necessary, instant corrections were performed.