Case Report
Volume 19 Issue 1 - 2020
iPlan Automatic Image Fusion in Head and Neck Surgical Planning; 3D Dimension in TNM Classification. Study Concept and Clinical Report
Giovanni Giorgetti*, Luca Calabrese, Remo Accorona, L Sbordone and A Lanza
Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry Department, University of the Study of Salerno, “Scuola Medica Salernitana”, 2 Division of Otorhinolaryngology, “San Maurizio” Hospital, Bolzano, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Giovanni Giorgetti, Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry Department, University of the Study of Salerno, “Scuola Medica Salernitana”, 2 Division of Otorhinolaryngology, “San Maurizio” Hospital, Bolzano, Italy.
Received: November 22, 2019; Published: December 18, 2019


The possibility of performing a three dimensional (3D) imaging reconstruction of head and neck cancers during the pre-surgical phase with specific software, enables the surgeons to better classify the tumor according to size and relationship with surrounding tissues. Indeed, this is a critical point in head and neck oncology, both to better understand which structures are actually involved for planning the resection, and to have a precise spatial study to fit the reconstruction, if needed. Thanks to iPlan Software we can draw and reconstruction the anatomic structure envelopment of cancer and to plane a therapeutic strategy. We can increase to accuracy, merging the different images obtained from CT, MR or PET.

Keywords: Head and Neck Oncology; TNM; Three Dimensional Reconstruction


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Citation: Giovanni Giorgetti., et al. “iPlan Automatic Image Fusion in Head and Neck Surgical Planning; 3D Dimension in TNM Classification. Study Concept and Clinical Report”. EC Dental Science 19.1 (2020): 01-07.

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