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This thesis describes the research and development process in creating a 3D ultrasound-based navigation system to assist screw insertion for scoliosis surgery, with a focus on children who have adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Screw placement accuracy is critical to prevent spinal cord or...
Background: Scoliosis impacts Quality of Life (QOL). Stabilization exercises have been shown to be effective for improving patient reported outcomes (PROMS.); however, our literature review examining the effects of such exercises on QOL showed that such studies in adults with scoliosis are...
Markerless 3D Assessment of Severity and Progression of Scoliosis Using Surface Topography on Isolated Back ScansDownload
The objectives of the thesis were to: 1. Determine if open source software can be use in markerless asymmetry analysis of surface topography. 2. Determine if isolated back scans can be used in markerless asymmetry analysis of surface topography. Markerless asymmetry analysis of surface...
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional spinal deformity with lateral curvature and axial vertebral rotation affecting 1-3% of adolescents. Bracing is a proven non-surgical treatment aiming to stop curve progression. Literature has shown that brace wear time affects brace...
The Reliability and In-exercise Reduction of Frontal and Rotational Ultrasound Measurements for Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis Performing Scoliosis-specific ExercisesDownload
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is a spine deformity of unknown cause characterized by abnormal lateral curvature (Cobb angle>10°) with vertebral rotation. AIS affects 2-3% of all adolescents whom are likely to progress during their growth spurt preceding skeletal maturity. The Scoliosis...
While the common method for diagnosing and monitoring adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is X-ray radiographs from which a Cobb angle is measured, studies have shown that high radiation exposure is linked to high risk of cancer, particularly, for children and women. This thesis describes...
Reliability of Three-dimensional Ultrasound Parameters and Their Correlation with the Progression of Adolescent Idiopathic ScoliosisDownload
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional (3D) spinal deformity with unknown causes and with prevalence of 1.5 - 3% of adolescents. If AIS is left untreated, it may progress, leading to back pain, cardiopulmonary problems, and psychosocial concerns, and eventually resulting in...
Electronic decision support systems have the potential to improve healthcare practices in many domains. This thesis investigates the use of data-driven decision support to help optimize brace treatment for children who have Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). AIS is a spinal deformity...