La tomografia computerizzata spirale con ricostruzione tridimensionale (spiral 3DCT) nello studio della patologia maxillo-facciale.

Translated title of the contribution: Spiral computerized tomography with tridimensional reconstruction (spiral 3D CT) in the study of maxillofacial pathology

E. Mevio, P. Calabrò, L. Preda, E. M. Di Maggio, A. Caprotti

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Abstract

Three dimensional computer reconstruction of CT scans provide head and neck surgeons with an exciting interactive display of clinical anatomy. The 3D CT reconstruction of complex maxillo facial anatomic parts permits a more specific preoperative analysis and surgical planning. Its delineation of disease extension aids the surgeon in developing his own mental three-dimensional image of the regional morphology. Three-dimensional CT permits a clearer perception of the extent of fracture comminution and resulting displacement of fragments. In the case of maxillo-facial tumors, 3D images provide a very clear picture of the extent of erosion involving the adjacent critical organs. Three-dimensional imaging in first generation 3D scanners did have some limitations such as long reconstruction times and inadequate resolution. Subsequent generations, in particular the spiral 3D CT, have eliminated these drawbacks. Furthermore, costs are comparable with those of other computer reconstruction technology that might provide similar images. Representative cases demonstrating the use of 3D CT in maxillofacial surgery and its benefits in planning surgery are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionSpiral computerized tomography with tridimensional reconstruction (spiral 3D CT) in the study of maxillofacial pathology
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)443-448
Number of pages6
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume15
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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