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Application of digital tomosynthesis in diagnosing spinal tuberculosis

  • Dan Jiao
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    Department of Ultrasound, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, No. 126, Xian-Tai Street, Changchun City, 130021, China
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  • Hai-Shan Yang
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author. Department of Ultrasound, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, No. 126, Xian-Tai Street, Changchun City, 130021, China. Tel./fax: +86-432-2615087.
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    Department of Ultrasound, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, No. 126, Xian-Tai Street, Changchun City, 130021, China
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  • Dong-yan Yang
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    Corresponding author. Department of Ultrasound, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, No. 126, Xian-Tai Street, Changchun City, 130021, China. Tel./fax: +86-432-2615087.
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    Department of Ultrasound, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, No. 126, Xian-Tai Street, Changchun City, 130021, China
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  • Wen Tian
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    Department of Ultrasound, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, No. 126, Xian-Tai Street, Changchun City, 130021, China
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  • Hui Wang
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    Department of Ultrasound, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, No. 126, Xian-Tai Street, Changchun City, 130021, China
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  • Hong-ping Ji
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    Department of Ultrasound, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, No. 126, Xian-Tai Street, Changchun City, 130021, China
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Published:November 07, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2015.11.003

      Abstract

      Objective

      To study the value of digital tomosynthesis (DTS) applied in diagnosing spinal tuberculosis.

      Methods

      Images of digital radiology (DR) and DTS were retrospectively analyzed in patients with spinal tuberculosis, and image quality and ratio of detection of lesions were compared.

      Results

      Excellent ratio was higher for DTS images than DR images; ratios of detection of bone destruction, sequestration, and paraspinal abscess were higher for DTS than DR.

      Conclusions

      DTS had better image quality and ratios of detection of lesions and could be applied in diagnosing and following spinal tuberculosis and other spinal conditions such as infections or suspected tumors.

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