Evaluation of a two-image technique consisting of an axial and a coronal image generated by using the rib-flattening application: effect on reading time and diagnostic validity

Kilic K., Akyuz M., CİNDİL E., Erdogan N., ERBAŞ G., ARAÇ M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.1, pp.59-65, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1908-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-65
  • Keywords: CT, bone reading, rib-flattening, rib metastasis, CT VISUALIZATION ALGORITHM, FRACTURES, EFFICIENCY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background/aim: When reading a chest CT, a radiologist needs to evaluate each rib one by one due to complex curvy shape, which makes reporting a tiresome and time-consuming task. A new curved planar reformat application that flattens ribs on a single plane may find a place in the radiology reporting room. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a two-image set created by using the rib-flattening application on the performance of a radiologist in detecting sclerotic rib lesions in cancer patients.