Capabilities of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in the Assessment of the Structure of Wrist and Hand Bones

А.Yu. Vasiliev, PhD, MD, N.N. Blinov, PhD, MD, Е.A. Egorova, PhD, MD, D.V. Makarova*, E.G. Gorlycheva, M.O. Dutova

Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry named after A.I. Evdokimov, Moscow, Russian Federation

*Corresponding author: Darya Makarova MD, assistant of Department of Radiology of Moscow State Medical University of Medicine and Dentistry named after A.I. Evdokoimov. 9a Vucheticha st, Moscow, Russian Federation. Phone number: +7(495) 611-01-77. Е-mail:

Published: June 25, 2013


An analysis of the capabilities of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the assessment of the form and structure of wrist and hand bones was the aim of the research. Cone-beam CT of wrist and hand was conducted in a group of voluntary patients, which included 40 members aged 22-68 years. Magnetic resonance imaging (МRI) was carried out in 80.0% (n=32) of cases, multislice computed tomography (MSCT) in 40.0% (n=16) of cases. In 62.5 % (n=25) of cases, digital microfocus radiography on X-ray unit Pardus (Russia) and standard radiography of wrist and hand were conducted. According to the results of the research, CBCT shows a high efficiency in detection of form, measurements and structural changes of bones of the anatomic region.  

cone-beam computed tomography; wrist injuries and diseases; hand injuries and diseases.
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