Curved ct reformatted images of head scans

Marco Leonardi, Andrea Righini, Raffaele Agati, Guglielmo Brayda, Bruno Zanotti

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Attempts have been made to overcome the limited visibility of anatomic structures on axial CT by direct multiplanar sections or multiplanar reformatted views. So as not to be restricted by “planar cuts,” we have used curved coronal reformatting to investigate some of the cranial structures, whose tortuous anatomy cannot be visualized entirely with standard CT. In fact, we have provided a “flattened” presentation of the optic nerve and chi- asma, facial nerve canal, and jugular foramen, showing them in their entire extension. Despite the geometrical deformation produced by this technique, its potential to depict the anatomy of some structures is noteworthy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1074-1076
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy
  • Computed tomography
  • Computed tomography
  • Image display
  • Image processing
  • Optic nerve
  • Temporal bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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