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AP Thoracic Scoliosis Digitization – CBP Technique

This tutorial covers how to properly assess a thoracic scoliosis using PostureRay. Be sure to choose the end points and apex very carefully as this can have drastic effect on the assessed measurements.  

​Note on the AP Thoracic tab, you can digitize T1-L5 using the scoliosis method.  This way if you have a fullspine film, you can address it in this view.

A clinician must first decide which vertebrae are the end-vertebrae of the curve along with the apex. These end-vertebrae are the vertebrae at the upper and lower limits of the curve which tilt most severely toward the concavity of the curve.  You also must be very careful on making sure that you digitize the endplates carefully as well at these end points as this along with choosing different end vertebrae can drastically affect the Cobb scoliosis measurements.

Video link: https://youtu.be/onCWwka1-5k