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The radiographic method for evaluation of axial vertebral rotation – presentation of the new method

Overview of attention for article published in Scoliosis, August 2014
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The radiographic method for evaluation of axial vertebral rotation – presentation of the new method
Published in
Scoliosis, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/1748-7161-9-11
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Pavel Cerny, Ivo Marik, Iveta Pallova


The objective of this study is to present a new radiographic method for the assessment of vertebral rotation from an antero-posterior view of conventional X-rays which is sufficiently precise in comparison with radiographic methods presently used in clinical practice (methods of Nash-Moe and Perdriolle). This method is based on the properties of the geometric shape of vertebrae and their shared dimensional proportions. It means that the relation between vertebral body width and height doesn't change significantly within the entire thoracic and lumbar sections of the spine. In order to verify the method, we have constructed a special device for vertebral fixation. Subsequently, the X-ray pictures of individual human vertebrae with predefined rotation values (ranging from 0 degrees to 45 degrees by steps of 3 degrees) were radio-graphically measured and then compared with their actual axial rotation on the vertebral rotation device. All arithmetic averages correlate very closely with the actual values. The verification of axial vertebral rotation with the assistance of CT and MRI pictures of six scoliotic patients (in supine position) and the evaluation of axial vertebral rotation by both the new radiographic method and with the Perdriolle method proved the satisfactory accuracy of our method. The main advantage of the newly presented radiographic method is the uncomplicated measurement of vertebral rotation from AP projection of conventional X-ray pictures or from its printed copies. The gold standard of the new radiographic method is the evaluation of axial rotation of vertebrae to 30 degrees approximately and the shape of vertebral bodies without severe structural deformities. The new radiographic method seems to be suitable for use in clinical practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 17%
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Student > Master 4 17%
Other 3 13%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 5 21%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 58%
Engineering 4 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Unknown 3 13%

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