Use of multidetector computed tomography 3D reconstructions in assessing lower tracheal-bronchial pathology and subsequent surgical interventions

David B. Erlichman, Netta Blitman, Sam Weinstein, Ben Taragin

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Purpose: To evaluate the contribution of 3D reconstruction in assessing lower tracheobronchial pathology and surgical interventions. Methods: Twenty patients fit our criteria of lower tract tracheobronchial pathologies for a total of 25 abnormalities. Studies were reviewed by two board certified pediatric radiologists. Diagnostic value of 3D reconstruction in assessing surgical findings was evaluated. Results: Three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction was perceived to add specific information in seven cases: three cases clarifying how attempting surgical intervention would be helpful, and in four cases, 3D reconstruction gave added information that aided surgical planning. Conclusions: Three-dimensional reconstructions can be a helpful tool in planning surgical interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2015



  • Congenital anomalies
  • Multidetector computed tomography 3D reconstructions
  • Surgical planning
  • Tracheal-Bronchial anomalies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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