Radiation-free 3D Ultrasound Scoliosis Assessment System

Features

  • Radiation-free
  • 3D spine model
  • Spine rotational information
  • User friendly operating system
  • Potential complementary modality to Cobb method
  • Frequent monitoring for treatment outcome
  • On-site mass screening

Radiation-free 3D Ultrasound Scoliosis Assessment System

The radiation-free device can provide close and frequent monitoring of spine deformity for professionals.

The radiation-free device can provide close and frequent monitoring of spine deformity for professionals.

Substantial benefits to the following professionals:

  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Paediatricians
  • Radiographers 
  • Radiologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Researchers

Features

  • Radiation-free
  • 3D spine model
  • Spine rotational information
  • User friendly operating system
  • Potential complementary modality to Cobb method
  • Frequent monitoring for treatment outcome
  • On-site mass screening

 

Benefits

  • Reduce radiation exposure
  • Do not require specific environment settings
  • Reduce receiving unnecessary radiation with reliable screening process
  • Close monitoring with unlimited frequency of assessment to evaluate curve progression
  • Facilitate flexible treatment plan
  • Acquire full spine information

The radiation-free device can provide close and frequent monitoring of spine deformity for professionals.

Substantial benefits to the following professionals:

  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Paediatricians
  • Radiographers 
  • Radiologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Researchers

Benefits

  • Reduce radiation exposure
  • Do not require specific environment settings
  • Reduce receiving unnecessary radiation with reliable screening process
  • Close monitoring with unlimited frequency of assessment to evaluate curve progression
  • Facilitate flexible treatment plan
  • Acquire full spine information

 

Patient Monitor

  • Provide guidelines to patient in different stages
  • Support patient to look at his/her eye level during scanning

Supporter

  • Support the patient's posture
  • Twist and plug to adjust the best position of the supporters

 
Chest Board

 
Operator Monitor

Transmitter Box

  • Work likes GPS using magnetic field
  • Locate spatial information

 
Hip Board

 
Ultrasound Probe

Anti-slippery Mat

  • Prevent patient from sliding down


Patient Monitor

 
Supporter

Chest Board

  • Support the patient's posture
  • Press to adjust the best position of chest board

Operator Monitor

  • Proprietary software embeded
  • User-friendly touchscreen interface
  • Real-time B-mode images provided during scanning
  • Data transfer via DICOM system and USB drive
  • Multiple language for local and overseas users

 
Transmitter Box

Hip Board

  • Support the patient's posture
  • Press to adjust the best position of hip board

Ultrasound Probe

  • Embed with Spatial sensor
  • Wide acoustic lens (75mm)


Anti-slippery Mat



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Several press publications have been released to introduce our system. This system provides 3D measurement on spinal curvature with a whole spine scanning. A large set of B-mode ultrasound images would be collected.

 B-mode images Volume reconstruction of whole spine

The bony landmarks in B-mode images are considered to form a profile of spine. Volume reconstruction of whole spine is formed after each scan.

By applying volume re-slicing, full spine information can be revealed in a single slice. Using the shadow line of spinous processes in the re-slices, the angle between two most turning portions can be formed. Scolioscan angle can be calculated.



Telefield Medical Imaging Limited is an innovative company focusing on medical imaging equipment research, development and production. It was established in Hong Kong since 2012.

We are collaborating with local and overseas clinics, research institutes and hospitals. During the development and clinical trial phases, we received a lot of encouraging feedback from many medical professionals/potential customers. Our promise is to provide valuable products and delighted service which is distributed to all over the world. We are committed to ensure consistent safety and high quality on our product, and provide exceptional customer service.

Scolioscan:  A Story from Innovation, Research, Development to Product

Scolioscan was invented, developed and manufactured in partnership with a local university in Hong Kong. Our product will be a great tool to assist professionals not only in scoliosis screening and close monitoring without exposing patients to unnecessary radiation risk of X-ray, but also providing flexible treatment plan for patients who have different types of scoliosis.

 

Connect with Scolioscan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scolioscan-1644956282383161/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Scolioscan
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvY6T1b9yN3z5vtUG8z_WkQ

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Award



1. Chen He, Michael Kai-Tsun To, Jason Pui-Yin Cheung, Kenneth Man-Chee Cheung, Chi-Kwan Chan, Wei-Wei Jiang, Guang-Quan Zhou, Kelly Ka-Lee Lai, Yong-Ping Zheng, Man-Sang Wong.

An effective assessment method of spinal flexibility to predict the initial in-orthosis correction on the patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).PLOS ONE. 21 Dec 2017.

2. Cheung, KMC, Zheng, YP.

Conference Paper: Pre-op monitoring of halo traction for osteogenesis imperfecta patients with scoliosis using radiation-free 3D ultrasound scolioscan. Nov2017.

3. Rob C. Brink, Sebastiaan P.J. Wijdicks, Isabel N. Tromp, Tom P.C. Schlösser, Moyo C. Kruyt, Frederik J.A. Beek, René M. Castelein.

A reliability and validity study for different coronal angles using ultrasound imaging in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.The Spine Journal.5 Oct 2017.

4. Zheng YP, Lee TT, Lai KK, Yip BH, Zhou GQ, Jiang WW, Cheung JC, Wong MS, Ng BK, Cheng JC, Lam TP.

A reliability and validity study for Scolioscan: a radiation-free scoliosis assessment system using 3D ultrasound imaging. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders. 11:13, 2016  

5. Cheung CW, Zhou GQ, Law SY, Mak TM, Lai KL, Zheng YP.

Ultrasound volume projection imaging for assessment of scoliosis. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 34(8): 1760-1768, 2015

6. Cheung CWJ, Zhou GQ, Law SY, Lai KL, Jiang WW, Zheng YP.

Freehand 3D ultrasound system for assessment of scoliosis. Journal of Orthopaedics Translation. 3(3): 123-133, 2015. (Journal Cover Image)

7. Guang-Quan Zhou, Weiwei Jiang, Ka-Lee Lai , Yong-ping Zheng. 

Automatic Measurement of Spine Curvature on 3-D Ultrasound Volume Projection Image with Phase Features. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 99,2017. 

8. Zhou GQ, Jiang WW, Lai KL, Lam, TP, Cheng JCY, Zheng YP.

Semi-automatic measurement of scoliotic angle using a freehand 3-D ultrasound system: Scolioscan. IFMBE Proceedings: 14th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2016; Paphos, Cyprus, 31 Mar – 2 Apr 2016. 57: 341-346, 2016.

9. Jiang WW, Zhou GQ, Lai KL, Zheng YP.

Quantitative evaluation of spinal coronal curvature for scoliosis using a fast 3-D ultrasound projection imaging method. IFMBE Proceedings: International Conference for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences, ICIBEL 2015, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 6-8 Dec 2015. 56: 313-317, 2016.

10. Guang-Quan Zhou, Yong-Ping Zheng. 

Assessment of scoliosis using 3-D ultrasound volume projection imaging with automatic spine curvature detection. 2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), October 2015.

11. Cheng CW, Law SY, Zheng YP.

Development of 3-D ultrasound system for assessment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and system validation. 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, 6474-7. Osaka, Japan. Jul 2013.

12. Cheung CWJ and Zheng YP.

Development of 3D ultrasound system for assessment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Proceeding of 6th World Congress on Biomechanics. Aug 1-6 2010, Singapore. P584-587.




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Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine with Cobb angle greater than 10 degrees. Scoliosis is a common condition involving C- or S-shaped lateral curvature of spine associated with rotation.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, also called AIS is the most common types of scoliosis among children in adolescence. The prevalence of AIS is 2-4% of the general population. It accounts for majority cases (80%) of idiopathic scoliosis. Curve progression is SIX times faster than adults.

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