TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.1, pp.59-65, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
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CT, bone reading, rib-flattening, rib metastasis, CT VISUALIZATION ALGORITHM, FRACTURES, EFFICIENCY
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.