THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL BONE RECONSTRUCTION
USING DATA FROM COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY SCANS
The axes must be aligned according to the standard, with no lateral or longitudinal inclinations (vertical and horizontal planes) of the parts to be acquired. GANTRY=0
There must be a maximum gap of 1mm between the slices;
For cranial CT scans, the patient’s mouth must be slightly open;
The use of bone filters depends on the type of tomograph.
All the fields in the form must be fully filled in!
NEVER RENAME the partial files, which consist of long numbers. For example, do not change the name of a file such as: 1.2.393.20866.922.214.171.124.8812167.20061215.1228240000.dcm; to names like: img001.dcm, img002.dcm, etc, or use only the last few algorithms.
NOTE: the original file names are binary matrices containing all the information needed for any corrections to the algorithms.
It is MANDATORY to fill in the gap fields between the slices with the value used by the tomograph;
Only the images of the slices are to be recorded on CD-R or DVD, without any other images or visualization programs (we have them all!), in DICOM format [ *.dcm];
Diagnosis of the patient’s pathology, with all the doctor’s information and intentions, including the procedures adopted or to be adopted;
REMEMBER: Cranioplasties are three-dimensional precision engineering products, which are completely different from the resources and information that are usually used in images for diagnostic purposes. Printed radiographic images and other protocols apart from those included in the DICOM (Digital Imaging for Communication in Medicine) system are not required.