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Computed tomography of rheumatologic disorders. Part II.

Authors
  • Sartoris, D J
  • Resnick, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Orthopaedic review
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1988
Volume
17
Issue
8
Pages
757–766
Identifiers
PMID: 3050813
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The advent of computed tomographic (CT) scanning has initiated a revolutionary approach to the evaluation of articular disease. CT affords the opportunity to noninvasively evaluate both osseous and soft tissue structures during a single diagnostic examination. An optimal CT study demands proper technique, including a localization image, appropriate slice thickness and spacing, and window/level manipulation. The examination must be tailored to the specific indication for the study, which may include degenerative processes, inflammatory disease, or unexplained clinical symptomatology.

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