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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181e5ce78
Abdominal Imaging

Are Multiplanar Reconstructions Necessary in Routine Body Computed Tomography Practice?: What Is the Published Evidence?

Long, Svati Singla MD; Johnson, Pamela T. MD; Horton, Karen M. MD; Fishman, Elliot K. MD

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Objective: During computed tomography interpretation, some anatomical regions are optimally displayed in planes other than axial. The purpose of this review was to define best interpretative practice, by demonstrating through literature review and case demonstration the computed tomography applications that should routinely include multiplanar viewing of the volume.

Conclusions: Owing to multidetector-row computed tomography technology, multiplanar reconstructions not only have become realistic and reliable but also, in some clinical settings, have been shown to improve diagnostic accuracy and interpretation speed.

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