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: orthopedics

We provide 3D views of several applications in orthopedics. See examples in the slideshow and videos.



Knee fracture >

Entire pelvis with fracture >

Pelvis fracture fenur removed >

Scapula and humerus fractures >

Ankle joint >


Clinical application of 3D images in orthopedics provides information that improves patient care:

  • 3D visualization is extremely helpful for comprehensive understanding of skeletal trauma, especially involving the face, spine, pelvis, acetabulae, foot, and shoulder girdle, and aids in assessment, decision making and surgical planning

3D post-processing is available for applications including:

  • CT Cervical Spine
  • CT Thoracic Spine
  • CT Lumbar Spine
  • CT Sacrum
  • CT Pelvis
  • CT Shoulder
  • CT Humerus
  • CT Elbow
  • CT Forearm
  • CT Wrist
  • CT Hand
  • CT Hip
  • CT Femur
  • CT Knee
  • CT Tibia and Fibula
  • CT Ankle
  • CT Foot