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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
Thoracic Imaging

Technical Note. Tracheobronchial Tree: Three-Dimensional Spiral CT with Bronchoscopic Perspective

Ferretti, Gilbert R.; Vining, David J.; Knoplioch, Jérome; Coulomb, Max

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The purpose of this report is to describe an original 3D technique that permits bronchoscopic perspective simulations of the tracheobronchial tree on an affordable workstation. Software based on surface shading was developed to permit navigation through the central airways using spiral CT data. Multiplanar reformations are displayed simultaneously with the virtual bronchoscopy simulations to give information about tissues surrounding the airways. Two clinical examples are reported to illustrate the value of this advanced computer technique.

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