Design of thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO) braces using CT/MR

Hesham Eldeeb, Nourredine Boubekri, Shihab S Asfour, Tarek Khalil, Alan Finnieston

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Abstract

The field of orthotics has gained scientific attention over the last few years. Its objective is to correct, adjust, or modify the operation of human limbs, joints, or muscles. Thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO) braces are used by scoliosis and post-operative patients who need back correction and/or support. The anatomic dimensions for TLSO braces have been acquired mainly by casting the patient. Casting is a time-proven method for obtaining surface geometry, but it can be inconvenient in certain situations. For example, casting might not be suitable for postoperative and trauma patients owing to the risk of further injury. Such prohibitive cases can still be handled safely by X-ray CT or MR scanning. This article presents an alternative method for data acquisition of TLSO patients' anatomic dimensions using CT/MRI. The experimental results show the method to be statistically accurate, efficient, and feasible compared with the conventional casting method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-970
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 8 2001

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Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Orthotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Design of thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO) braces using CT/MR. / Eldeeb, Hesham; Boubekri, Nourredine; Asfour, Shihab S; Khalil, Tarek; Finnieston, Alan.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 25, No. 6, 08.12.2001, p. 963-970.

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Eldeeb, Hesham ; Boubekri, Nourredine ; Asfour, Shihab S ; Khalil, Tarek ; Finnieston, Alan. / Design of thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO) braces using CT/MR. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2001 ; Vol. 25, No. 6. pp. 963-970.
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