Thoracic Scoliosis Screening in Adolescent Patients with Chest Radiographs


EKŞİ M. Ş. , Eksi E. E. O.

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, cilt.57, ss.37-41, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/haseki.galenos.2018.4553
  • Dergi Adı: HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.37-41

Özet

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.