Feasibility of planar virtual pathology: A new paradigm in volume-rendered CT colonography

Joel G. Fletcher, C. Daniel Johnson, Judd E. Reed, John Garry

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Abstract

Planar virtual pathology (PVP) is an isometric rendering method for examining the CT colonography dataset, which renders the colon in discrete colonic segments. Ten patients with 36 polyps were evaluated using traditional 2D axial, 2D multiplanar reformatted, and 3D endoluminal images as well as PVP. PVP displayed 13 of 17 (76%) polyps of >1 cm, whereas 11 of 17 (65%) were detected using traditional rendering methods. PVP may be a useful adjunct in detecting additional polyps at CT colonography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)864-869
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Colon
  • Computed tomography
  • Planar virtual pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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