Tracing is the placement of graphic symbols on a digital tracing image, most likely a lateral x-ray image. Anatomic structures to be traced are hard and soft tissue landmarks (markers), teeth, hard tissue segments, a soft tissue profile line, and other structures.
Predefined graphic symbols for incisors are automatically drawn when the incisors’ markers are placed.
Symbols for canines, premolars, and molars are interactively placed directly on the x-ray image with two clicks of the mouse.
A placed tooth can later be adjusted regarding its position, size, and/or slope.
Hard tissue segments such as the maxilla and the mandible, and other anatomical structures are placed/drawn on the x-ray image using ready-made templates.
The placed hard tissue segments can later be adjusted.
Soft tissue profile line
The soft tissue profile line is placed/drawn on the x-ray image using a predefined template and with the aid of automatic structure recognition.
The profile line can afterwards be adjusted.