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SOSORT 2012 consensus paper: reducing x-ray exposure in pediatric patients with scoliosis

Patrick Knott*, Eden Pappo, Michelle Cameron, JC deMauroy, Charles Rivard, Tomasz Kotwicki, Fabio Zaina, James Wynne, Luke Stikeleather, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Theodoros B Grivas, Jacek Durmala, Toru Maruyama, Stefano Negrini, Joseph P O’Brien and Manuel Rigo

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The 2012 SOSORT Conference, Milan, Italy

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Scoliosis 2014, 9:4  doi:10.1186/1748-7161-9-4

Published: 25 April 2014

Abstract

This 2012 Consensus paper reviews the literature on side effects of x-ray exposure in the pediatric population as it relates to scoliosis evaluation and treatment. Alternative methods of spinal assessment and imaging are reviewed, and strategies for reducing the number of radiographs are developed. Using the Delphi technique, SOSORT members developed consensus statements that describe how often radiographs should be taken in each of the pediatric and adolescent sub-populations.