ABSTRACT: Digital tomosynthesis with flat-panel detector radiography is a novel application that allows easy, swift volume data acquisition of any anatomical site of interest with arbitrary patient posture. A single sweep of the X-ray tube provides multiple tomographic images of high resolution. We present the first patient with olecranon fracture who underwent internal fixation and 1-year postoperative follow-up with tomosynthesis. The minimal metallic artifact by this modality successfully provided detailed information regarding the healing process of the fracture.
Japanese journal of radiology 10/2011; 29(8):583-6. · 0.65 Impact Factor