Three-Dimensional CT Diagnosis of Maxillofacial Trauma

Howard Bauchner, Paul N. Manson, Lee A. Fox, Michael W. Vannier, Ronald G. Evens

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To the Editor: The “Three-Dimensional CT Diagnosis of Maxillofacial Trauma” (Images in Clinical Medicine, July 8 issue)1 contains remarkable pictures. At first I thought they were a Steven Spielberg creation. They surely represent the technological wizardry of American medicine. Unfortunately, this image does not tell the entire story. It is clear that technological advances have fueled increases in health care costs. Although it is unlikely that we will ever shy away from new forms of technology, their inappropriate use arouses greater concern than do their costs. These reconstructed computed tomographic (CT) images are appealing. I could not help but be…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 6 1994
Externally publishedYes

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