Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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THE USEFULNESS OF DIGITAL TOMOSYNTHESIS (DT) IN ASSISTING IN CASES OF DOUBTFUL ROUTINE RADIOGRAPHY AND/OR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) IMAGE.

FEBRUARY 2015 - VOL.9 | CASE REPORT

Digital tomosynthesis is useful in assisting the detection of diseases in many medical fields. For example it demonstrates in the chest in the early detection of lung cancer, in the musculoskeletal system in trauma, in osteolysis for hip prosthesis and in arthritis, urolithiasis in the urologic system and so on. This article excludes digital breast tomosynthesis because this is well established elsewhere. In addition, this modality is of low cost, low radiation dosage and is a fast examination.

Keywords:

digital tomosynthesis, DT, digital breast tomosynthesis, DBT, radiography, CT image.

MEDIA
Figures 1A:
Chest radiograph reveals localized haziness at the left lower lung field, nature is undetermined.
Figure 1B:
DT reveals subtle pulmonary nodule 4 mm in diameter at left lower lobe.
Figure 1C:
CT image reveals small pulmonary nodule identical to DT finding.
Figure 2A:
CT image reveals subtle pulmonary nodule with spicular border see arrow.
Figure 2B:
DT reveals no pulmonary mass, the finding reveals the structures of pulmonary artery and vein across
Figure 3:
DT at right sternoclavicular joint reveals definite evidence of linear fracture at the cartilage of the right 1st rib.
Figure 4A:
Pelvic radiograph reveals suspicious fracture at right superior pubic ramus.
Figure 4B:
CT image on axial section reveals small area of fracture at right superior pubic ramus medially.
Figure 4C:
CT image on coronal section reveals minor linear fracture proximal to the right superior pubic ramus.
Figure 4D:
DT reveals definite evidence of comminuted fracture at mid portion of the right superior pubic ramus.
Figure 5A:
The KUB radiograph reveals a small density at left lumbar region, which may due to a residual renal stone or fecal material.
Figure 5B:
The DT reveals definite evidence of a small opaque stone at the left kidney.
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