23. July 2019

Three-dimensional images

How are these created?

The computed tomography (CT-scan) is a computerized system in radiology that allows us to reproduce three-dimensional images of specific body sections. Thanks to the CT, we are not only able to detect certain diseases, but above all we can better assess the extent of the lesion. The three-dimensional images obtained after the respective reconstruction process have a high diagnostic value that sustains us particularly during the surgical treatment of certain fractures.

The above image was extracted from a 3D reconstruction of a CT scan of the tibia where the fracture is clearly visible.


The computed tomography machine