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X-rays for scoliosisXX-rays for scoliosisX-rays for scoliosisEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC7.1000000000000069.5000000000000436.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>X-ray images are the most common tool used to assess scoliosis. Find out how X-rays provide images for tracking the growth and development of scoliosis.</p><p>An X-ray is a type of radiation that passes through the body. It gives the surgeon information on the size, shape, and location of the bones in the spinal column. It is also called radiography.</p> <p>By far, X-rays are the most common diagnostic tool in scoliosis. It tells the surgeon many things, most importantly, the size of your teenager’s curve.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>An X-ray gives the surgeon information on the size, shape, and location of the bones in the spinal column. It is the most common diagnostic tool in scoliosis. </li> <li> Beams of X-rays will pass through your teen's spine to make a picture on the film. There is very little radiation released and the radiation technologist will provide shielding as needed. </li> <li> Your teen may need to get a three-foot spinal posterior-anterior X-ray, a three-foot lateral spinal X-ray, spinal bending films, bone age X-ray, or pelvis X-ray.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Scoliosis_XrayDiagnosis_EN.jpg

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