I-cobb - An innovative technique in spinal radiographic measurement

Shaw, Matthew J., Izatt, Maree T., Adam, Clayton J., & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2009) I-cobb - An innovative technique in spinal radiographic measurement. In 16th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), July 15-18, 2009, Vienna, Austria. (Unpublished)

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The measurement of Cobb angles on radiographs of patients with spinal deformities is routine practice in spinal clinics. The technique relies on the use and availability of specialist equipment such as a goniometer, cobbometer or protractor. The aim of this study was to validate the use of i-Phone (Apple Inc) combined with Tilt Meter Pro software as compared to a protractor in the measurement of Cobb angles. The i-Phone combined with Tilt Meter Pro software offers a faster alternative to the traditional method of Cobb angle measurement. The use of i-Phone offers a more convenient way of measuring Cobb angles in the outpatient setting. The intra-observer repeatability of the iPhone is equivalent to the protractor in the measurement of Cobb angles.

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ID Code: 27405
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: A poster was also presented at:

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA on September 23 -26, 2009.
Keywords: scoliosis, cobb angle, scoliometer, I-phone, protractor
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 the authors.
Deposited On: 20 Sep 2009 23:58
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:24

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