There are different modules to identify scoliosis, including forward bend test and scoliometer. The scoliometer is a simple tool currently available for scoliosis screening to measure the angle of trunk rotation. However, it is not accurate enough to guide treatment.
Traditionally in the orthopedic area for a spine assessment or for the scoliosis assessment mainly relying on X-ray (Cobb method), which is the gold standard. X-ray has radiation and have potential harm inside body in long term, thus the X-ray assessment is to be recommended not more than twice a year.
Many scoliosis cases are found in adolescence which is the important period involving multiple physical developmental changes, especially the onset of puberty. Unfortunately, it is difficult to perform close monitoring because of the restriction of X-ray assessment.