Cleft Lip and Palate Evaluation with CBCT

Cone Beam Computed Tomography Study

Protocol Description

This retrospective and prospective medical record review will quantify the types of incidental findings (IFs) discovered when 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is used to evaluate pediatric cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients. Researchers believe that the high-quality CBCT images will likely identify more IFs in CLP patients than non-CLP patients, and that the study results will aid in establishing markers for what clinicians should look out for when reading CBCT scans of their own CLP patients so as not to overlook key IFs.

Eligibility Criteria

CLP patients who will be having CBCT images taken prior to alveolar bone graft or orthognathic surgery will be included along with a control group of craniofacial trauma patients (non-CLP patients) who require CBCT imagery.
Male and Females: Up to age 18


There are no requirements of participants. Researchers will review CBCT images and quantify the type of IFs found for analytical purposes.
Visits: None beyond normal treatment for these conditions
Duration: Not applicable

Status: Open to Enrollment

Primary Investigator

Lindsay Schuster, DMD

Contact Information

For more information about the study, please contact:
Research Specialist Jennifer Fantuzzo, BS