The 3D Imaging Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital provides 3D post-processing for medical and surgical specialties using protocols tailored to specific clinical applications.
Clinical application of 3D images of the chest provides information that improves patient care:
- Virtual bronchoscopy used in the assessment of tracheomalacia
- Tracking the lumen of the trachea, lungs and bronchi with curved reconstructions or with virtual, intraluminal views helps visualize the anatomy
3D post-processing is available for applications including:
- Chest CT: Virtual Bronchoscopy for Tracheal Lesions/Tracheomalacia
- Chest Wall
Other 3D imaging services are performed when indicated in departmental protocols or by request from clinicians.
3D Applications: Chest
Chest with Broken Ribs
3D volume rendered model of the chest wall, scapulae removed to demonstrate broken ribs.
Chest: CT Virtual Bronchoscopy
Three-dimensional virtual bronchoscopy used in the assessment of tracheomalacia.