Simulated femoral neck fractures with varying amounts of distraction were studied using four modifications in a volumetric, three-dimensional CT reconstruction program to allow an objective comparison of volumetric versus surface (thresholded) rendering. Binary classification caused spurious fusion of gaps <2.0 mm or, at settings preserving these gaps, produced false holes in adjacent bone. Fracture gaps were visible to 0.0 mm using volumetric CT image rendering technique.
- Bones, wounds and injuries
- Computed tomography, techniques
- Computed tomography, three-dimensional
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging