*Corresponding author:Takashi Ohya, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, 236-0004, Japan
Received: September 16, 2018; Published: September 24, 2018
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Patients undergoing oral and maxillofacial surgery require recovery from dysfunction related to occlusion, eating/swallowing, speech etc. It is also essential to restore from esthetic disorders by the surgery and esthetics must not be impaired as possible even after surgery. The oral and maxillofacial surgery procedure must consider both aspects of functionality and esthetics, and the surgery must be performed with high precision. Therefore, the trend of using medical imaging technology, which has remarkably progressed in oral and maxillofacial surgery, has accelerated in recent years. Medical imaging technology enables to accurately memorize, measure, and visualize the necessary information for the operator and is indispensable for planning a surgery, assisting surgical techniques, and evaluating after surgery. This study reviews medical imaging technologies that are popular in clinical use for each major surgery in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Keywords: Medical Imaging; Orthognathic Surgery; Dental Implant Surgery; Plate Fixation; Catheterization