Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Incidental Extra Spinal Findings at CT Lumbar Spine on Wide Field of View Reconstructions

Tom Sutherland*, Jun Min Eric Chock and Nicola Stephens
Department of Medical Imaging, St Vincents Hospital, 41 Victoria Pde Fitzroy 3065 92882211, Australia
Corresponding author : Tom Sutherland
Department of Medical Imaging, St Vincents Hospital, 41 Victoria Pde Fitzroy 3065 92882211, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 19, 2013 Accepted: July 12, 2013 Published: July 15, 2013
Citation: Sutherland T, Eric Chock JM, Stephens N (2013) Incidental Extra Spinal Findings at CT Lumbar Spine on Wide Field of View Reconstructions. J Spine Neurosurg 2:4. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000117

Abstract

Incidental Extra Spinal Findings at CT Lumbar Spine on Wide Field of View Reconstructions

Computed tomographic (CT) imaging of the lumbar spine is frequently performed to evaluate patients with lumbar back pain or radicular symptoms. The images for reporting are commonly magnified around the lumbar spine cropping out much of the intra abdominal and retroperitoneal structures. While this provides optimal delineation of spinal pathologies, it potentially results in the exclusion of important extraspinal pathologies from the final dataset.

Keywords: Lumbar spine; Computed tomographic ; Colonography reporting; Data system

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