Three-dimensional reconstruction of the incudostapedial joint with helical computed tomography.

@article{Yamada1999ThreedimensionalRO,
  title={Three-dimensional reconstruction of the incudostapedial joint with helical computed tomography.},
  author={Masakazu Yamada and Akira Tsunoda and Hisashi Muraoka and Atsushi Komatsuzaki},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1999},
  volume={113 8},
  pages={
          707-9
        }
}
Three-dimensional images of the incudostapedial joint (I-S joint) were reconstructed using helical computed tomography (CT). The images of the joint were most often reconstructed when threshold values were selected at -500 to -700 Hounsfield Units. These shapes were changed by choosing various threshold values. Histological examinations of the cadaver specimen indicate that these changes are due to structure of the I-S joints. We conclude that these 3-D images may be useful in assessing… CONTINUE READING