|Title||OsiriX, a useful tool for processing tomographic images in patients with facial fracture|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Sierra-Martínez, E, Cienfuegos-Monroy, R, Fernández-Sobrino, G|
|Journal||Cirugia y cirujanos|
|Date Published||2009 Mar-Apr|
BACKGROUND: OsiriX, a Mac OS X-based open source program, is presented as a useful tool to process tomographic images for diagnosis and preoperative planning in patients with facial fractures. METHODS: CT scans were performed on 124 patients with facial fractures treated at the Department of Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery of the Hospital de Traumatología y Ortopedia "Lomas Verdes" in Mexico City. Information obtained was recorded in DICOM format in CDs and processed in a Macintosh laptop with OsiriX software, doing multiplanar and 3D reconstructions. Surgical findings were compared to the images obtained by the software. RESULTS: Of the surgical findings, 96.5% matched with the OsiriX images. Only 3.5% of the OsiriX images were not consistent because of distortion or artifacts in the CT due to firearm projectiles and Erich arch bars near the involved area. CONCLUSIONS: Based on the results obtained, the authors consider that the OsiriX software is a useful tool for diagnosis and preoperative planning in patients with facial fractures. Furthermore, it prevents the loss of information due to the process of image selection by the radiology staff.
|Alternate Journal||Cir Cir|
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