Design and evaluation of an MRI compatible axial compression device for 3D assessment of spinal deformity and flexibility in AIS.

@article{Adam2010DesignAE,
  title={Design and evaluation of an MRI compatible axial compression device for 3D assessment of spinal deformity and flexibility in AIS.},
  author={Clayton J. Adam and Maree T. Izatt and Geoffrey Noel Askin},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2010},
  volume={158},
  pages={38-43}
}
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) offers a valuable research tool for the assessment of 3D spinal deformity in AIS, however the horizontal patient position imposed by conventional scanners removes the axial compressive loading on the spine. The objective of this study was to design, construct and test an MRI compatible compression device for research into the effect of axial loading on spinal deformity using supine MRI scans. The device was evaluated by performing unloaded and loaded supine MRI… CONTINUE READING

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