Computed tomography (CT) scanning is widely used in evaluation of acetabular fractures. Three-dimensional (3D) images of the pelvis can be created from CT scan data. This article reports two studies, each employing one type of 3D imaging in acetabular trauma cases. The first was a study of 21 patients utilizing surface-rendered 3D images, the second, a study of 19 patients using volume-rendered 3D images. Both types of 3D images were clinically helpful and can be used in lieu of conventional plain films as a supplement to CT examination. Advantages of volume-rendered images are described.
- Three-dimensional imaging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine