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    NEW UPRIGHT MRI Invention for NON RADIATION Scoliosis Scanning

    (http://www.fonar.com/news/112607.htm) more info. Spine Info Upright and Tube MRI UCLA Independent Studies: (http://tinyurl.com/2x4rkg) Positional Mri (http://www.fonar.com/pmri.htm) (http://tinyurl.com/9s5hu)
    Last edited by Beverly; 11-30-2007 at 02:59 PM.

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    Thanks for posting that.
    The article says it would be at the same cost and time of an Xray - hopefully insurance would cover it. I worry so much about my daughter's xray exposure since she is so young and has SOOO many years of xrays ahead of her. I wonder how open minded doctors will be towards accepting it and/or if they will think it is as good a measure?
    daughter, 12, diagnosed 8/07 with 19T/13L
    -Braced in spinecor 10/07 - 8/12 with excellent in brace correction and stable/slightly decreased out of brace curves.
    -Introduced Providence brace as adjunct at night in 11/2011 in anticipation of growth spurt. Curves still stable.
    -Currently in Boston Brace. Growth spurt is here and curves (and rotation) have increased to 23T/17L

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    Re: X-ray exposure
    Esme was telling us about the x-ray machine at St. Justine's yesterday and how it is different from the one at CHEO in Ottawa. The x-ray machine at St. Justine's emits much less radiation than the usual x-ray equipment. This is a link to an article about it.

    http://www.devicespace.com/news_stor...EntityId=62218
    Ruth, 50 years old (s-shaped 30 degree scoliosis) with degenerative disc disease, married to Mike. Mother to two children - Son 18 and daughter 14. Both have idiopathic scoliosis. Son (T38, L29) has not needed surgery to date. Daughter (March 08 - T62, L63).

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    Yes, I am so glad that is the case (although by the time we made it to Montreal , Katie had already had boatloads of Xrays -in my opinion). It isn't yet FDA approved so it hasn't made it into the US (or at least it wasn't FDA approved when I last looked into it a few weeks ago). I haven't seen it in writing but somebody there told me it was 1/10th the exposure, I believe? At montreal they use the "better" machine for the standing xrays but still have to use the traditional xray when they take the laying down xrays. How often do they get the lying down xrays, I wonder? Is that only on the first visit and never again? I was telling my husband that even if my daughter wasn't being treated in Montreal I'd still want to drive up there for the xrays!!!! (not that it would be an option, I'd guess)
    Last edited by jillw; 11-29-2007 at 05:05 PM.
    daughter, 12, diagnosed 8/07 with 19T/13L
    -Braced in spinecor 10/07 - 8/12 with excellent in brace correction and stable/slightly decreased out of brace curves.
    -Introduced Providence brace as adjunct at night in 11/2011 in anticipation of growth spurt. Curves still stable.
    -Currently in Boston Brace. Growth spurt is here and curves (and rotation) have increased to 23T/17L

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    Jill:

    I don't know if Esme had a lying down x-ray in Montreal - I will ask her.

    As far as I know she only had lying down x-rays when she was in her Charleston brace. These were taken at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

    Ruth
    Ruth, 50 years old (s-shaped 30 degree scoliosis) with degenerative disc disease, married to Mike. Mother to two children - Son 18 and daughter 14. Both have idiopathic scoliosis. Son (T38, L29) has not needed surgery to date. Daughter (March 08 - T62, L63).

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    This device was cleared by the FDA for use in the US back on September 18, 2007
    "The plural of anecdote is not data" --Frank Kotsonis

    Ph.D. in Bone Biology
    Harrington rod and Leuke sublaminar wires 2/1986, fused T4 to T12.
    First revision 3/1987 fused pseudoarthrosis, placed CD instrumentation from T10-T12.
    CD instrumentation removal 10/97 following breakage.
    Leuke wire removal 4/99.
    Salvage surgery; Harrington removal 1/2000, fused to L2.
    Ruptured disc, fusion extension to L4 3/2016.
    Surgeons: David Bradford, Francois Denis, Mike Lagrone

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