Theobjective is to illustrate the usefulness of the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in the detection of fractures and their follow-up,
being able to assess the state of consolidation trying to predict the evolution towards complete,
incomplete or non-union healing.
some CBCT equipment has been developed that allows musculoskeletal images to be obtained apart from their already useful utility in dentistry.
Thanks to its relatively low irradiance compared to multidetector tomography (MDCT),
CBCT may have a new role in imaging.
Due to its high spatial resolution,
the CBCT allows to assess with great precision the presence or absence of fractures and to control their evolution.
It also generates very low artifacts to the metal,
being able to evaluate not only the hardware but...
Findings and procedure details
The CBCT images show greater sensitivity in the detection of bone trauma than conventional radiology (CR) and can visualize small hidden fractures or confirm doubtful fractures.
In most cases,
this has a very important benefit for the early treatment of injuries.
a high clinical suspicion of carpal fractures,
especially scaphoid bone,
but with a negative radiograph,
a resonance is often recommended to exclude undisplaced occult fractures or bone marrow contusion.
it is not always possible to perform an MRI,
due to possible...
CBCT is a very useful method for the evaluation of bone trauma,
particularly when CR is negative or doubtful despite the high clinical suspicion of fractures.
The excellent quality of the trabecular image,
the low dose and the few artifacts to the metallic hardware make it the method of choice for the follow-up of the healing.
Grupo Medico Rostagno.
Uriburu 1065 (C114AAE),
Ciudad de Buenos Aires,
Linkedin: Ricardo Trueba
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