3 D CT Imaging
3 D CT is Computed Tomography imaging that is rendered into 3 dimensions. Color 3 dimensional CT is very common today and is used very heavily in surgical planning by physicians that repair broken bones, such as orthopedic surgeons and by plastic surgeons who repair facial fractures.
3 D CT
is also used by vascular surgeons who repair arteries that are either narrowed or blocked from a build up of calcified plaque within arterial walls resulting in what is called carotid stenosis.
Vascular surgeons also repair the aorta if it gets torn or damaged in an accident. Color volume rendered multi-dimensional CT can display this major artery, in color, as it comes out from the top of the heart and makes its way down the chest, abdomen and splits at the pelvis to go down each leg. The aorta is the main artery that supplies blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
Filling in a section of missing skull bone can be planned using CT images that are transmitted to a special CT workstation. Patients can be fitted for titanium mesh implants that will fill the space where a section of bone is gone. A titanium mesh implant will fill the space where the piece of skull bone is missing from traumatic head injury or from skull deformity.