Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Direct spinal curvature digitization in scoliosis screening a comparative study with moire contourgraphy
Authors: Wong, H.-K. 
Balasubramaniam, P.
Rajan, U.
Chng, S.-Y.
Keywords: Moire contourgraphy
Spinal digitization
Issue Date: 1997
Citation: Wong, H.-K.,Balasubramaniam, P.,Rajan, U.,Chng, S.-Y. (1997). Direct spinal curvature digitization in scoliosis screening a comparative study with moire contourgraphy. Journal of Spinal Disorders 10 (3) : 185-192. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The forward bending test, widely used in scoliosis screening, is associated with high false-positive rates. We postulate that direct surface measurement of the spinal curvature by digitization of the spinous processes used in combination with the forward bending test could increase the predictive value of detecting scoliosis without sacrificing sensitivity. Sixty consecutive patients referred from a school screening program were included in this study. All had moire contourgraphy, spinous process digitization, and erect frontal radiographs of the spine. The number of false positives from the forward bending test was 35. Moire contourgraphy did not reduce the number of false positives significantly. A posterior spinal deformity of 10°or more predicted scoliosis in all patients, with 15 false- positive readings. Direct measurement of the spinal curvature by spinous process digitization can be an effective second-stage screening tool for scoliosis in centers where all the screened positives are referred to a single center.
Source Title: Journal of Spinal Disorders
ISSN: 08950385
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Page view(s)

checked on Mar 28, 2020

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.