Coronal computed tomography. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The authors describe a method of direct coronal computed tomography (CT) of the body for infants and children who are introduced onto the gantry in a lateral decubitus position transversely across the examination table. Scans are planned from a lateral scout view, with the number of coronal scans ranging from four to six. Images are more informative and detail is sharper than routine axial cuts with coronal reformations. This method is valuable in resolving complex problems related to disease adjacent to the diaphragm and can accurately demonstrate the extension and relation of lesions to neighboring structures.

publication date

  • October 1990