Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 27, Issue 11, pp 591–605 | Cite as

Scoliosis circa 2000: radiologic imaging perspective

I. Diagnosis and pretreatment evaluation
  • A. E. Oestreich
  • Lionel W. Young
  • Tina Young Poussaint


Plain film imaging remains important for the diagnosis and surveillance of scoliosis, as well as for the detection of complications after surgery. Advances in CT and MR imaging have greatly improved the ability to detect or confirming nonidiopathic causes of scoliosis, including abnormalities within the spinal canal. Three-dimensional thinking has become more important in evaluating and understanding scoliosis.

Key words Scoliosis Imaging Vertebral column Spine abnormalities Spine surgery Diastematomyelia 


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© International Skeletal Society 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Oestreich
    • 1
  • Lionel W. Young
    • 2
  • Tina Young Poussaint
    • 3
  1. 1.Radiology Department, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229–3039, USAUS
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Radiology, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, 11234 Anderson Street, Room 2833, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USAUS
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood, Boston, MA 02115, USAUS

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