DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, vol.40, no.3, pp.165-169, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
Objective: The Cavalieri principle of stereological methods is widely used to estimate the volume of structures. Recently in clinical practice, it has become common to use this approach for daily routine purposes. The Cavalieri principle provides quantitative and unbiased volume estimates which are independent of the observer. In the present study, the efficacy of using the Cavalieri principle to estimate the volume of sheep mandibular defects on cone beam CT (CBCT) scans was tested.