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Table 2 Mean values (right and left) of the density of alveolar and basal bones of the mandible

From: Quantitative assessment of interradicular bone density in the maxilla and mandible: implications in clinical orthodontics

  1-1 1-2 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 RM
Alveolar bone         
 Buccal cortical bone Mean (HU) 1,237.06 1,266.93 1,362.94 1,472.75 1,528.69 1,613.71 1,720.25
SD 201.08 156.72 143.87 153.92 132.02 101.73 104.61
 Cancellous bone Mean (HU) 495.21 486.17 472.21 481.64 485.05 491.83 456.27
SD 73.98 61.37 67.65 77.62 73.62 67.80 93.98
 Lingual cortical bone Mean (HU) 1,342.70 1,382.80 1,486.58 1,552.02 1,603.06 1,668.27 1,734.23
SD 177.58 119.07 85.27 66.34 68.13 78.93 109.98
Basal bone         
 Buccal cortical bone Mean (HU) 1,459.68 1,518.68 1,567.50 1,638.42 1,684.27 1,728.98 1,549.51
SD 127.39 89.47 98.67 88.79 84.42 103.75 102.06
 Cancellous bone Mean (HU) 470.47 453.38 489.32 518.43 512.48 456.88 484.32
SD 75.43 74.39 73.11 81.87 81.33 66.76 71.30
  1. 1-1, interradicular area between the two central incisors; 1-2, interradicular area between the central and lateral incisors; 3-4, interradicular area between the canine and first premolar; 4-5, interradicular area between the first and second premolars; 5-6, interradicular area between the second premolar and first molar; 6-7, interradicular area between the first and second molars; RM, retromolar area in the mandible; SD, standard deviation.