Imaging the human spine using ultrasound: a preliminary study to follow scoliosis progression

I Ketut Eddy Purnama


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    Scoliosis is a three-dimensional deformation of the spine which is recognized in the frontal view by the presence of a lateral curvature. This curvature is characterized by an axial rotation of the vertebrae. The axial rotation in the thoracic region will move and deform the attached ribs resulting in an asymmetrical rib cage. In some cases, the lungs are deformed causing a decrease of lung capacity and in turn results in difficulties in breathing. The spinal deformation can also cause a change in voice and in back pain. ... Zie: Summary
    Originele taal-2English
    KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
    Toekennende instantie
    • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    • Verkerke, Bart, Supervisor
    • Wilkinson, Michael, Co-supervisor
    Datum van toekenning19-sep-2007
    Plaats van publicatieGroningen
    Gedrukte ISBN's9789036731379
    StatusPublished - 2007

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