The 3D Imaging Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital provides 3D post-processing for medical and surgical specialties using protocols tailored to specific clinical applications.

3D applications: neuro

We provide 3D views of several applications in neurology and neurosurgery. Watch the slideshow and videos to see examples.



CTV enogram of the head >

Neurology and Neurosurgery

Clinical application of 3D images in neurology and neurosurgery provides information that improves patient care:

  • 3D visualization of cerebral vasculature from CT angiography provides increased confidence in planning surgical intervention in life-threatening aneurysm cases
  • 3D views of MRI cortical surface and underlying tissues, with optional functional MRI fused with 3D anatomical display, enable surgical planning that spares crucial cortical areas while reducing OR time

3D post-processing is available for applications including:

  • CTA Head
  • CTA Neck
  • CTV Head
  • CT Head Perfusion
  • CT Temporal Bones (not billable to insurance)
  • CTA for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • CT Head for Pediatric Craniosynostosis
  • Functional MRI
  • Head MRA
  • Neck MRA
  • Head MR Venography