MDCT of the hand and wrist: beyond trauma

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Abstract

High-resolution multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has played a pivotal role in assessing patients following trauma; however, recent advancements in technology including dual-energy CT, as well as multiplanar and three-dimensional (3D) capabilities, are expanding the potential clinical applications of CT to include nontraumatic pathologies. This article will review optimal technical parameters for the creation of MDCT and 3DCT images and illustrate the imaging capabilities of 3DCT imaging for demonstrating nontraumatic hand and wrist pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2015

Keywords

  • 3DCT
  • Computed tomography
  • Hand
  • Multiplanar reconstructions
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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