CT of soft tissue injury and orbital fractures.

  title={CT of soft tissue injury and orbital fractures.},
  author={Joseph A. Mauriello and Hak Jong Lee and Lynn Nguyen},
  journal={Radiologic clinics of North America},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={241-52, xii}
Complex orbital rim and fractures of the internal orbital skeleton (orbital walls) are best analyzed by high-resolution axial CT. Optic canal fractures are optimally visualized with thin 1-mm section high-resolution CT scanning. Spiral CT may be used in the acutely injured patient because of its rapid scan technique. This spiral technique provides smooth data sets for three-dimensional reformations and may demonstrate foreign bodies in more than one plane. Another advantage of spiral CT is the… CONTINUE READING


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