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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1908-8
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-65

Abstract

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.