Imaging the human spine using ultrasound: a preliminary study to follow scoliosis progression

Purnama, I. K. E., 2007, Groningen: s.n.. 127 p.

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  • I Ketut Eddy Purnama
Scoliosis is a three-dimensional deformation of the spine which is recognized in the frontal view by the presence of a lateral curvature. This curvature is characterized by an axial rotation of the vertebrae. The axial rotation in the thoracic region will move and deform the attached ribs resulting in an asymmetrical rib cage. In some cases, the lungs are deformed causing a decrease of lung capacity and in turn results in difficulties in breathing. The spinal deformation can also cause a change in voice and in back pain. ... Zie: Summary
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
Award date3-Jan-0001
Place of PublicationGroningen
Print ISBNs9789036731379
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Proefschriften (vorm), Echografie, Scoliose, orthopedie, reumatologie

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