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Kyphosis Evaluation Using SPINESCAN®

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2008 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 15, 2009
Last updated: April 6, 2011
Last verified: August 2008
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of SPINESCAN® with standard lateral x-rays of the spine in patients monitored for kyphosis.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Correlation Between Radiological Evaluation of Kyphosis and Evaluation Using SPINESCAN®

Further study details as provided by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Kyphosis degree (by SPINESCAN®) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Main group: patients examined in scoliosis clinic for kyphosis with recent lateral spine X-rays.

Detailed Description:

Kyphosis is usually a developmental deformity of the spine in the sagittal plane. Once diagnosed, serial X-rays are used for followup. These are usually required at yearly intervals.

SPINESCAN® is a computerized digital inclinometer, design for evaluating angular spine deformities.

Patients examined in the spine clinic with recent X-rays will be examined with SPINESCAN® and it's results compared with the classical radiological assessment.


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Main group: patients examined in scoliosis clinic for kyphosis with recent lateral spine X-rays.

Age: 7 and above.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients examined in scoliosis clinic for kyphosis with recent lateral spine X-rays.
  • Age: 7 years old and above.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 7 years old.
  • No informed consent.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01330732

Contact: Yoram Anekstein, MD +972-57-7345403

Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Zerifin, Israel, 70300
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Study Chair: Yigal Mirovsky, MD Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yoram Anekstein, MD, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center Identifier: NCT01330732     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 109/08
Study First Received: March 15, 2009
Last Updated: April 6, 2011

Keywords provided by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Curvatures
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017