Image Reconstruction Planes

HRCT Image Reconstruction Planes

With the advent of multidetector CT, volume acquisition CT has become routine and straightforward to acquire.2 Given considerations of radiation dose, we are able to acquire CT scans at acceptably low doses and include the entire chest.2 The advantage of acquiring a volume acquisition CT is the ability to reconstruct the images entirely in 3 different planes: the axial, sagittal, and coronal planes.2 Viewing the anatomy and pathology in all 3 planes is particularly helpful when evaluating the extent of disease in a patient.2

Select a plane to learn more about axial, sagittal, and coronal reconstructions, or continue to the next section.