—To determine the usefulness of three-dimensional imaging in addition to computed tomography in presurgical examination of patients with head and neck tumors.
—Two-dimensional computed tomographic information from 31 patients with oral facial tumors was converted to three-dimensional images.
—University teaching hospital.
Patients or Other Participants.
—A consecutive sample of 31 patients with oral facial tumors.
Main Outcome Measures.
—Improved treatment planning with the use of three-dimensional images used in conjunction with computed tomographic scans.
—The three-dimensional images from patients with minimal tumor invasion of bone or with massive soft-tissue tumors allowed easy appreciation of tumor dimensions, an important factor in treatment planning. In patients with small soft-tissue tumors with no evidence of bone involvement on two-dimensional scans, massive tumors with complete bone destruction, and recurrent tumors, the three-dimensional representations added little to the obvious presentation of the two-dimensional scans.
—Three-dimensional imaging is a useful adjunct to diagnosis and treatment planning in patients with minimal tumor invasion of bone or with massive soft-tissue tumors.(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119:601-607)
Friedman M, Mafee M, Ray C, Venkatesan TK. Three-dimensional Imaging for Evaluation of Head and Neck Tumors. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119(6):601–607. doi:10.1001/archotol.1993.01880180015002
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