New and emerging patient-centered CT imaging and image-guided treatment paradigms for maxillofacial trauma.
Emerg Radiol. 2018 Jun 20. doi: 10.1007/s10140-018-1616-9. [Epub ahead of print]
Dreizin D1, Nam AJ2, Hirsch J3, Bernstein MP4.
This article reviews the conceptual framework, available evidence, and practical considerations pertaining to nascent and emerging advances in patient-centered CT-imaging and CT-guided surgery for maxillofacial trauma. These include cinematic rendering-a novel method for advanced 3D visualization, incorporation of quantitative CT imaging into the assessment of orbital fractures, low-dose CT imaging protocols made possible with contemporary scanners and reconstruction techniques, the rapidly growing use of cone-beam CT, virtual fracture reduction with design software for surgical pre-planning, the use of 3D printing for fabricating models and implants, and new avenues in CT-guided computer-aided surgery.