An innovative diagnostic procedure of vertebral deformities without exposure to x-rays

P. Parisini, F. Lolli, T. Greggi, M. Di Silvestre, A. Cioni, S. Giacomini, G. Bakaloudis

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to compare standard manual X-ray measurements of vertebral deformities and values obtained from the Ortelius 800. 52 patients (41 females and 11 males: mean age 20.35 years) with adolescent vertebral deformities, was studied. The patients were evaluated with standard radiographic views and the Ortelius 800. The parameters considered for the comparison were the angles of scoliosis and kyphosis and the values of global axial deformity, shoulder asymmetry and pelvic tilt. We also evaluated the modification of pelvic/shoulder angle after surgery (this parameter allows to evaluate vertebral rotation and can be derived only from the Ortelius 800). This study allowed us to conclude that there is a perfect agreement between measurements with the Ortelius 800 and those resulting from standard x-rays. The system has also proved to have the capability of quantifying changes in vertebral rotation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages527-532
Number of pages6
Volume123
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event6th Biennial Meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: Jun 21 2006Jun 24 2006

Other

Other6th Biennial Meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period6/21/066/24/06

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Non-invasive
  • Ortelius 800
  • Vertebral deformities
  • X-Rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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