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Application of digital tomosynthesis in diagnosing the fractures or dislocations in irregular bones and regions with complex structures

  • Batuer Tuerdi
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology, The People′s Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, No. 91, Tian-Chi Road, Urumqi City, 830000, China. Tel./fax: +86-991-8563361.
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    Department of Radiology, the People′s Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, No. 91, Tian-Chi Road, Urumqi City, 830000, China
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  • Hui Wang
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    Department of Radiology, the People′s Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, No. 91, Tian-Chi Road, Urumqi City, 830000, China
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  • Ying Zhang
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    Department of Radiology, the Affiliated Midong Hospital of the People′s Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, No.3740, Midong South Road, Urumqi City, 830000, China
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  • Hao Zhou
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    Department of Radiology, the People′s Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, No. 91, Tian-Chi Road, Urumqi City, 830000, China
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  • Hao Zhang
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    Department of Radiology, the People′s Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, No. 91, Tian-Chi Road, Urumqi City, 830000, China
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Published:December 02, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.11.019

      Abstract

      Objective

      The application potential of digital tomosynthesis in diagnosing fractures or dislocations in irregular bones and regions with complex structures was evaluated.

      Methods

      Digital radiography and tomosynthesis were performed in 121 patients, and the image quality, accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity were compared.

      Results

      The number of participants with a definite diagnosis of fracture and/or dislocation was 98. The ratio of excellent images, accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of digital tomosynthesis were higher than that of direct radiography.

      Conclusion

      Digital tomosynthesis could be applied in the diagnosis of fractures or dislocations in irregular bones and regions with complex structures.

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