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Weight Bearing Cone Beam Computed Tomography (WBCT) in the Foot and Ankle

A Scientific, Technical and Clinical Guide


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. History and Scientific Overview of Weight Bearing Cone Beam Computed Tomography

  3. Scientific Background of Weight Bearing Cone Beam Computed Tomography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25

About this book


This scientific, technical and clinical guide to Weight Bearing Cone Beam Computed Tomography (WBCT), written by the board of the International WBCT Society, presents all of the relevant content to date on the development, implementation, interpretation and clinical application of WBCT for the foot and ankle. 

Part One describes the history of the development of, and need for, WBCT as an imaging option and a scientific overview of the procedure. Part Two is an exhaustive scientific background, comprised of 16 landmark studies, describing its advantages for selected foot and ankle injuries and deformities (both congenital and acquired). With this science as context, Part Three includes chapters on the technical aspects and necessary background for WBCT, introduces the different devices, and provides insight into the actual measurement possibilities, including the initial software solutions for automatic measurements. Current clinical applications via case material are illustrated in atlas-like fashion in the next chapter, and a final chapter on future developments explores further applications of WBCT, such as dynamic scans and measurements or hologram-like visualization.

The first book publication of its kind on this exciting and developing imaging modality, Weight Bearing Cone Beam Computed Tomography (WBCT) in the Foot and Ankle will be an excellent resource for orthopedic and foot and ankle surgeons, radiologists, and allied medical professionals working in this clinical area. 


3D biometrics 3D imaging Acquired flatfoot deformity Foot and ankle radiology Hindfoot alignment Midfoot alignment PedCAT Subtalar joint instability WBCT Weight bearing cone beam computed tomography Weight bearing measurement

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department for Foot and Ankle SurgeryHospital RummelsbergSchwarzenbruckGermany
  2. 2.Foot and Ankle Surgery CentreClinique de l’UnionToulouseFrance
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedics and RehabUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  4. 4.University Orthopedic CenterUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  5. 5.Department of Orthopedics and TraumaUniversity Hospital of GhentGhent, OVLBelgium
  6. 6.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

About the authors

Martinus Richter, MD, PhD, Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hospital Rummelsberg, Schwarzenbruck, Germany

Francois Lintz, MD, FEBOT, Clinique de l'Union, Foot and Ankle Surgery Centre, Toulouse, France

Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA

Alexej Barg, MD, Department of Orthopedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Arne Burssens, MD, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

Scott Ellis, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Weight Bearing Cone Beam Computed Tomography (WBCT) in the Foot and Ankle
  • Book Subtitle A Scientific, Technical and Clinical Guide
  • Authors Martinus Richter
    Francois Lintz
    Cesar de Cesar Netto
    Alexej Barg
    Arne Burssens
    Scott Ellis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-31948-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-31951-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-31949-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 313
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Imaging / Radiology
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“The book is aimed at foot and ankle surgeons in orthopedics and podiatry, although radiologists may also find it useful. The book is detailed and presents the subject well. … The authors are to be commended for this publication. Its application will increase over time.” (Martin C. Yorath, Doody's Book Reviews, May 29, 2020)