MDCT of ductus diverticulum: 3D cinematic rendering to enhance understanding of anatomic configuration and avoid misinterpretation as traumatic aortic injury

MDCT of ductus diverticulum: 3D cinematic rendering to enhance understanding of anatomic... Acute aortic injuries are not common in the setting of severe blunt trauma, but lead to significant morbidity and mortality. High-quality MDCT with 2D MPRs and 3D rendering are essential to identify aortic trauma and distinguish anatomic variants and other forms of aortic pathology from an acute injury. Misinterpretation of mimics of acute aortic injury can lead to unnecessary arteriography and thoracic surgery. Since most traumatic injuries occur in the distal arch, radiologists must be cognizant of the range of appearances of variants related to the ductus diverticulum. Cinematic rendering (CR) is a new 3D post-processing tool that provides even greater anatomic detail than traditional volume rendering. In this case series, CR is used to impart to radiologists a better understanding of various anatomic configurations that can be seen with a ductus diverticulum. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Emergency Radiology Springer Journals

MDCT of ductus diverticulum: 3D cinematic rendering to enhance understanding of anatomic configuration and avoid misinterpretation as traumatic aortic injury

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by American Society of Emergency Radiology
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Imaging / Radiology; Emergency Medicine
ISSN
1070-3004
eISSN
1438-1435
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10140-018-1578-y
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Abstract

Acute aortic injuries are not common in the setting of severe blunt trauma, but lead to significant morbidity and mortality. High-quality MDCT with 2D MPRs and 3D rendering are essential to identify aortic trauma and distinguish anatomic variants and other forms of aortic pathology from an acute injury. Misinterpretation of mimics of acute aortic injury can lead to unnecessary arteriography and thoracic surgery. Since most traumatic injuries occur in the distal arch, radiologists must be cognizant of the range of appearances of variants related to the ductus diverticulum. Cinematic rendering (CR) is a new 3D post-processing tool that provides even greater anatomic detail than traditional volume rendering. In this case series, CR is used to impart to radiologists a better understanding of various anatomic configurations that can be seen with a ductus diverticulum.

Journal

Emergency RadiologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 11, 2018

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