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American Journal of Medicine Studies. 2014, 2(3), 42-45
DOI: 10.12691/ajms-2-3-1
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Highlights and Potentials when Using the Visualization Table for Pre-operative Planning and Diagnosis in Seven Surgical and One Oncological Department – A Pilot Study at the University Hospital of Linköping

Stefan Redéen1, 2, , Per Elmhester3, Roger Larsson2 and Lisa Lindfors3

1Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Hospital, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

2Centre for Health Care Development, Clinicum, County Council of Östergötland, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

3Sectra Medical Systems AB, Linköping, Sweden

Pub. Date: July 14, 2014

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Stefan Redéen, Per Elmhester, Roger Larsson and Lisa Lindfors. Highlights and Potentials when Using the Visualization Table for Pre-operative Planning and Diagnosis in Seven Surgical and One Oncological Department – A Pilot Study at the University Hospital of Linköping. American Journal of Medicine Studies. 2014; 2(3):42-45. doi: 10.12691/ajms-2-3-1


Advances in radiology combined with the advances in computer technology have made the 3D (three-dimensional) representation of anatomic structures easily obtainable using CT and MRI. The data sets resulting from CT and MRI examinations commonly consist of hundreds or thousands of slice images. 3D imaging processes and integrates this image data volume and extracts more meaningful, derivative images via primarily multiplanar reconstruction. The pilot study regards the use of the Visualization Table at Linköping University Hospital. This is one of the first studies including clinical doctors, now being presented by the University Hospital in Linköping, Sweden. Prior experience has shown that the visualization table provides valuable features that improve understanding of the operations field in a new way.

visualisation 3D imaging processes radiology surgery planning

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