Scoliosis can be described as a disorder which causes an abnormal curve of the spine or backbone. It means the condition of which the spine curves sideways abnormally, showing a “C” or “S” shape.

The cause of most scoliosis is unknown, and it usually occurs during adolescence. It is common in children around 8-16 years of age. We call it Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Girls have a higher chance of suffering from scoliosis, about three to four times higher than boys.

Patients with scoliosis are easy to distinguish in appearance, which mainly affects appearance. However, due to obstructive appearance, it may affect the self-confidence, social interaction, psychological growth and development of adolescents. If the condition is serious, it may cause breathing difficulties and hinder pregnancy in the future.

The severity of scoliosis is divided into three levels:

The first level: The cobb angle is within the range of 10-25 degrees, requires exercise or physical therapy, and regular monitoring, usually per half-year.

The second level: The cobb angle is from 25 to 40 degrees, and it is necessary to wear an Orthopedic stent and undergo sports or physical therapy.

The third level: The side bend angle exceeds 40 degrees, and it must be treated by surgery in preventing deterioration.

Mild scoliosis usually requires no treatment. Regular observation and follow-up consultation is required until the bones mature completely. For those who suffer from severe scoliosis, orthopaedic specialists referral and follow up is needed.

Scolioscan® is an ultrasound-based assessment system integrated with 3D electromagnetic tracking technology. It consists of a spatial sensing system with the sensor embedded in the ultrasound probe. In addition to conventional B-mode imaging, it collects the spatial location of the vertebrae and forms the full spine image.

It takes about 30 seconds only for one scan. And it cost about 15 minutes for a whole assessment, including preparation, clothes changing, angle measurement and report explanation.

It is suggested to use SCN 800 series for professionals, this series consists of a spatial sensing system with the sensor embedded in the ultrasound probe. In addition to conventional B-mode imaging, it collects the spatial location of the vertebrae and forms the full spine image, together with ScolioStudio® for the full spinal profile analysis. This series provide a safe, cost-effective and accurate spinal assessments for professionals.

Professionals can choose SCN 800 or SCN 200 series. The SCN 800 series is embedded with the most advanced ultrasonic module and spatial sensing system, which provides more flexibility. If the center or clinic has limited space for activities, you can choose the SCN 200 portable series. The system has a net weight of 500 grams and palm-sized, allowing you to scan for scoliosis at anytime and anywhere!