Evaluation of craniosynostosis with three-dimensional CT imaging

Marguerite Parisi, Hamid M. Mehdizadeh, John C Hunter, Ira J. Finch

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Technological advances in computer image analysis have made possible three-dimensional (3D) surface reformations of anatomic structures from contiguous axial CT slices. We have recently utilized this new imaging technique in six patients with primary, isolated craniosynostosis. In each case 3D CT demonstrated the exact extent of synostosis, and in five cases 3D CT images facilitated surgical planning by precisely localizing the proper site for craniectomy. Three-dimensional CT may be a useful adjunct to imaging and surgical planning in this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1006-1012
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain development
  • Brain diseases
  • Computed tomography three
  • Dimensional
  • Treatment planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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