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Three-D techniques showcase the pancreas and biliary

February 7, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Three-D techniques showcase the pancreas and biliary Advanced postprocessing aids diagnosis and surgical planning and helps radiologists problem-solve and communicate with referrers By Eric P. Tamm, M.D., Aparna Balachandran, M.D., Priya Bhosale, M.D., and Janio Szklaruk, M.D., Ph.D. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The advent of multislice CT, advanced computer workstations, and 3D and postprocessing algorithms has allowed for new perspectives from which to view imaging data. These are especially useful for pancreatic cancer and biliary pathology. They can be used by the radiologist for problem solving and facilitated communication between the radiologist and the referring clinician, aiding diagnosis, illustrating disease extent, describing staging clearly, and guiding surgical planning. Acquisition of suitable source images for postprocessing is vital. We acquire 2.5-mm contiguous images for interpretation and reconstruct them to either 1.25 mm every 0.625 mm or as contiguous 0.625-mm images depending on the capabilities of the particular CT scanner being used for postprocessing.

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