1 November 2016 Quantification of topographic changes in the surface of back of young patients monitored for idiopathic scoliosis: correlation with radiographic variables
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Abstract
Idiopathic scoliosis requires a close follow-up while the patient is skeletally immature to detect early progression. Patients who are monitored by radiographs are exposed to high doses of ionizing radiation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate if an optic noninvasive method of back surface topography based on structured light would be clinically useful in the follow-up of young patients with idiopathic scoliosis. This could reduce the number of radiographs made on these children. Thirty-one patients with idiopathic scoliosis were submitted twice to radiograph and our topographic method at intervals of 6 months to 1 year. Three topographical variables were applied horizontal plane deformity index (DHOPI), posterior trunk symmetry index (POTSI), and columnar profile (PC). A statistically significant correlation was found between variations of Cobb angle with DHOPI (r=0.720, p<0.01) and POTSI (r=0.753, p<0.01) during the monitoring period. Hence, this topographic method could be useful in clinical practice as an objective adjuvant tool in routine follow-up of scoliosis.
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Laura Pino-Almero, María F. Mínguez-Rey, Salvador Sentamans-Segarra, María Rosario Salvador-Palmer, Rosa M. Cibrian-Ortiz de Anda, Javier López-de La O, "Quantification of topographic changes in the surface of back of young patients monitored for idiopathic scoliosis: correlation with radiographic variables," Journal of Biomedical Optics 21(11), 116001 (1 November 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.21.11.116001 . Submission:
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