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Research Article

Application of Computed Tomography Processed by Picture Archiving and Communication Systems in the Diagnosis of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture

Figure 5

Female patient, 68 years old, hurt in the shower. (a) 3DVR image displays free bone at the back of calcaneus. (b) Widened tendon tissue image, visible Achilles tendon insertion avulsion fragment, Achilles tendon tension disappearing, and visible small tear of the Achilles tendon stump. (c) Design procedures based on bone size through PACS System. (d) The avulsion fragment cannot be seen in MRI images. (e) Achilles tendon avulsion of bone and torn tendon of distal stump observed in the surgery. (f) MRI 3DVR processed image, hard to get 3D image of Achilles tendon due to similar water content in Achilles tendon and the surrounding tissue (image from [32]).

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