Wrist is a unique part of a human body,
which is functioning actively in various types of his vital function.
At the same time wrist is the most opened region to injury,
systemic diseases of connective tissues (rheumatoid arthritis),
metabolic and neurogenic disturbances .
Injuries of wrist and wrist joints account for 25-65% of all damages of musculoskeletal system,
for 1% of population in subpopulation degenerative and inflammatory processes were reported .
Injuries and diseases of this region become a cause of development of incapacitation of working-age persons aged from 25 to 60 years for 15-60% [1,
Only one fifth of cases of incapacitation with wrist pathology could be associated with severity of injury or disease as mentioned by a number of researches.
Most part of it is a consequence of mistakes and aftereffects arising in the process of diagnostics and treatment.
Up to date an examination of changes of wrist and wrist joints with injuries and diseases limited by a standard x-rays in many Russian medical-diagnostic institutions.
Diagnostic capabilities of structures of this anatomical region were enhanced considerably with MRI,
MSCT and US implementation in clinical practice [2–4].
Application capabilities of Cone-beam CT (CBCT),
which was cosigned for examination in oral surgery,
dentistry and otolaryngology were presented by Р.
Mozzo et al.
in 1998 for the first time .
It became possible to study in orthopedics,
traumatology and rheumatology with obtaining high-quality images and low dose for patient at the same time thanks to the emergence of a new generation of cone-beam scanners [5–7,
Scanning the area by pulsed x-ray cone beam lies in the basis of getting images in CBCT examination.
A distinctive feature of the methodology is a possibility to get primary three-dimensional image with high spatial resolution and subsequent opportunity of building of multiplanar reconstructions according to the developer`s information.
There are few publications among the available literature sources,
which cover only some possibilities of using CBCT in bone`s and joint`s injuries and diseases diagnostics [5,
An analysis of capabilities of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the assessment of form and structure of anatomic formation of wrist was the aim of the research.