Day 4, Diagnostics & Therapy

Diagnostic imaging orthopaedics

In orthopaedics there is a decisive difference to other sectional imaging methods, as digital volume tomography is mainly used, which makes it possible for a 3-D reconstruction of the joints and bones to be examined. In addition, this diagnostic imaging can also be carried out under weight load, which offers a much better insight into i.e. inflamed joints, as they behave very differently under load than at rest. This is because with other cross-sectional imaging procedures, such as CT or MRI, the patient has to lie still. This procedure will be explained in more detail in this lecture.