A teenager with scoliosis may receive more than 20 X-rays over the course of treatment.
X-ray imaging is often taken as the standard reference for scoliosis diagnosis, which uses ionizing radiation to obtain spine information. However, it is a form of radiation that strong enough to potentially cause damage to DNA.
A cohort study has found out that the patients with scoliosis had an overall cancer rate of 4.3% after continuously monitored by X-ray examinations. It was five times higher than the age-matched population.
Scolioscan provides a safer alternative that allows less radiation exposure and facilities timely monitoring.