weight-bearing CT

23:41 Feb 3, 2018
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Radiology
English term or phrase: weight-bearing CT
Article about Degenerative Disease of the Spine

For accurate instability evaluation, plain films usually do not offer complete information. The main cause is absent direct visualization of cerebrospinal fluid and nervous structures. Weight-bearing CT and MRI are imaging alternatives. An axial loader is a hydraulic compressor that is placed below a patient’s feet and over the shoulders to apply a variable axial load on the spine. The device can be used with CT or MRI, and it simulates static mechanical forces acting on the spine in the upright position [11]. More recently, dedicated MRI units that allow examination with the patient in the upright position have been realized. These systems have the advantage of determining axial load by gravity, a patient’s weight, and spine morphology without artificial simulation [12,13]. With the same units, cervical dynamic flexion-extension evaluation is possible.
José Antonio Huarancca Sánchez
Local time: 04:56

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3 +1TAC en carga
Chema Nieto Castañón



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weight-bearing ct
TAC en carga

En carga es la expresión habitual en este contexto (TAC/RMN en carga).
También "en bipedestación- aunque en carga sería más generalizable, ya que existen dispositivos que simulan la carga corporal aplicando presión externa.

Se realizó TAC en carga y en dos posiciones extremas

Note added at 24 mins (2018-02-04 00:06:10 GMT)

* El texto del OP alude específicamente a un dispositivo de presión externa que simula la carga en bipedestación;
An axial loader is a hydraulic compressor that is placed below a patient’s feet and over the shoulders to apply a variable axial load on the spine.

Note added at 36 mins (2018-02-04 00:18:00 GMT)

Ya se ha indicado la importancia de los estudios en carga o bipedestación en la patología de pie y tobillo; tanto la TAC como la RMn y la gammagrafía se realizan clásicamente en descarga... TAC en bipedestación

el primer TAC exclusivo para extremidades, que permite tomar imágenes de las lesiones y fracturas con el paciente en carga en lugar de de tumbado en la camilla ...

TAC pie en carga

Chema Nieto Castañón
Local time: 11:56
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