Reformatted coronal display of upper abdominal computed tomography: Comparison with ultrasonography

W. Dennis Foley, Thomas L. Lawson, Lincoln L. Berland, Kedar Chintapalli, Walter H. Berninger, R. W. Reddington

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Abstract

The coronal plane is the most common format used for descriptions of the radiographic and surgical anatomy of the upper abdomen. Coronal reformatted computed tomographic (CT) studies of the upper abdomen were compared to coronal ultrasonic images of equivalent cephalocaudad dimension obtained with a water path echoscope. In most cases, the reformatted CT images were equivalent or superior in the display of selected mass lesions and their anatomic relationships. Direct coronal CT studies should be useful in the evaluation of upper abdominal pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-502
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1981
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Coronal sections
  • Image display
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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