Thoracic Scoliosis Screening in Adolescent Patients with Chest Radiographs


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EKŞİ M. Ş. , Eksi E. E. O.

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, vol.57, no.1, pp.37-41, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/haseki.galenos.2018.4553
  • Title of Journal : HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-41

Abstract

Aim: School scoliosis screening programs (SSSPs) are valuable and common tools to depict scoliosis prevalence and to take appropriate measures to prevent scoliosis. Prevalence of small angle scoliosis (10-20 degrees) could be underestimated via SSSPs due to inter-rater variability of the physical examination after which possible candidates are sent to radiographic work-up. In this study, we aimed to detect the prevalence of thoracic scoliosis in adolescent patients via analysis of posteroanterior chest radiographs.