- by Gersi Mirashi
- February 14, 2023
The Reduction of Metal Artifacts in Thorac and Neck Regions in Ct Scan
By, Erjona ZOGAJ, Msc. Najada KALLASHI, MD, Dr. Sc. Vidi DEMKO, MD, Dr. Sc. Rushan MUHAMETI, MD. Marsela FERHATI, Msc. Ina TABAKU, Msc.
Introduction: CT scan is a very important image modality for examining the patient due to information we receive from it in a very short time. Receiving high quality images is challenging but the evolution of the CT scan has helped the radiology technician a lot. In this article we are going to focus on metal reduction artifacts. In polytrauma hospitals, when orthopedic, neurosurgical, and surgical clinics are mostly MEDICUS No. 6, ISSUE 2/ 2022 113
with patients that have implant on them, having tools to reduce the artefacts from metals is crucial to not miss anything in regions around. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this article is to show the effectiveness of I-MAR
as an important tool to use in patients with implant on, especially in thorax and neck regions. Material and methods: In this article we are showing 2 study case images from 2 patients received from our CT scan in radiology department of University Trauma Hospital. Siemens CT go. Top is a 128-slice scan with two beam sources. Conclusion: After comparing the raw dates images and images with I-MAR on, we concluded that I-MAR is a very useful algorithm to reduce artifacts. By using it we can receive more information about soft tissues around implant and the regions nearby affected by artefacts. Using this algorithm helps the technician receive a betterquality
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