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Non-Invasive Assessment of Back Surface Topography: Technologies, Techniques and Clinical Utility

Mehta, Bhavna, CHOCKALINGAM, Nachiappan, Shannon, Thomas, Jevtic, Nikola, Lazic, Filip, Jasani, Vinay, EDDISON, Nicola, HEALY, Aoife and NEEDHAM, Robert (2023) Non-Invasive Assessment of Back Surface Topography: Technologies, Techniques and Clinical Utility. Sensors, 23 (20). p. 8485. ISSN 1424-8220

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(1) Background: Frequent exposure to ionising radiation is often used to determine the diagnosis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), a lateral curvature of the spine in those aged between 10 and 18 years, and a treatment plan according to Cobb angle. This narrative review outlines the clinical utility of surface topography (ST), a radiation-free imaging modality.

(2) Methods: Publicly available databases were searched to yield literature related to ST. Identified articles were classified based on the equipment used and in order of how it was developed, i.e., historical, recent developments, and state-of-the-art developments.

(3) Conclusions: ST is a reliable cost-effective non-invasive technique that provides an alternative to radiation-based imaging to aid with the diagnosis and potential screening of AIS. Several scanning methods are available, which allows ST to be used in several clinical environments. Limitations of inter-reliability and differences of apparatus resulting in variations of data have been noted through this narrative review.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; bracing; surface topography; orthosis; spine; rasterstereography; moire technique; motion capture
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Nachiappan CHOCKALINGAM
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2023 16:03
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2023 04:30

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