The Role of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Scan for Detection and Follow-Up of Traumatic Wrist Pathologies

Emergency diagnostics demand fast, easily available, and cost-effective procedures. The higher the accuracy of radiological imaging, the better it supports the surgeon in decision-making for further treatment. Cone-beam computed tomography has been proven to be a reliable tool in diagnosing fractures of the hand and distal forearm. It can be easily installed, has a high spatial resolution, and a potentially lower radiation dose when compared with multislice computed tomography or a series of plain x-rays.
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: The Hand Surgery Landscape Source Type: research

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Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
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Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized HealthSummit19 technology Source Type: news
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Source: Annals of Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Tags: Ann Biomed Eng Source Type: research
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Conclusion Clinical assessment and X-rays are typically sufficient for a hand specialist to diagnose and manage chronic wrist pain and few patients require additional imaging. Level of Evidence This is a Level III study. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Wrist Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
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