Medical imaging and Biomechanical analysis of scoliosis progression in the growing adolescent spine

Keenan, Bethany Elin (2015) Medical imaging and Biomechanical analysis of scoliosis progression in the growing adolescent spine. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Progression of spinal deformity in children was studied with Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to identify how gravity affects the deformity and to determine the full three-dimensional character of the deformity. The CT study showed that gravity is significant in deformity progression in some patients which has implications for clinical patient management. The world first MRI study showed that the standard clinical measure used to define the extent of the deformity is inadequate and further use of three-dimensional MRI should be considered by spinal surgeons.

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ID Code: 84532
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Adam, Clayton, Pettet, Graeme, & Pearcy, Mark
Keywords: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS), Biomechanics, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Progression Risk, Scoliosis, 3D Sequential Imaging, Spinal Deformity, Scoliosis Progression, Torso Segment Masses
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Jul 2015 02:39
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:35

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