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Screening and Tracking Technologies for Scoliosis in Children: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: March 17, 2016
Project Number: RB0972-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness for the use of smartphone applications, smartphones with acrylic sleeves, scoliometers, and radiology or x-ray for screening and tracking changes in children with scoliosis?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines for screening and tracking changes in children with scoliosis?

Key Message

One evidence-based guideline was identified regarding the use of radiography to screen for scoliosis in children. No relevant health technology assessments, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, or non-randomized studies were identified.