Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

COMPUTERS IN RADIOLOGY
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92--97

The diagnostic contribution of CT volumetric rendering techniques in routine practice


Simone Perandini, N Faccioli, A Zaccarella, TJ Re, R Pozzi Mucelli 
 Department of Radiology, G.B. Rossi Hospital, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Simone Perandini
Department of Radiology, G.B. Rossi Hospital, University of Verona, Piazzale Scuro 10, 37134, Verona
Italy

Computed tomography (CT) volumetric rendering techniques such as maximum intensity projection (MIP), minimum intensity projection (MinIP), shaded surface display (SSD), volume rendering (VR), and virtual endoscopy (VE) provide added diagnostic capabilities. The diagnostic value of such reconstruction techniques is well documented in literature. These techniques permit the exploration of fine anatomical detail that would be difficult to evaluate using axial reconstructions alone. Although these techniques are now widely available, many radiologists are either unfamiliar with them or do not fully utilize their potential in daily clinical practice. This paper is intended to provide an overview of the most common CT volumetric rendering techniques and their practical use in everyday diagnostics.


How to cite this article:
Perandini S, Faccioli N, Zaccarella A, Re T J, Mucelli R P. The diagnostic contribution of CT volumetric rendering techniques in routine practice.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2010;20:92-97


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Perandini S, Faccioli N, Zaccarella A, Re T J, Mucelli R P. The diagnostic contribution of CT volumetric rendering techniques in routine practice. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];20:92-97
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