Comparison of Spatial Photogrammetry and Digital Radiology

  •  Jacek Wilczyński    
  •  Natalia Habik    
  •  Katarzyna Bieniek    
  •  Sylwia Janecka    
  •  Przemysław Karolak    
  •  Magdalena Kabała    
  •  Igor Wilczyński    


Proper diagnosis is a basis in the treatment of scoliotic posture and scoliosis. The aim of the study was to compare Moiré's spatial photogrammetry and Exhibeon digital radiology in the assessment of the primary curvature of the spine. The study involved 28 girls aged 7-18 years with scoliotic posture and scoliosis. Body posture as well as the spine were examined using Moiré’s spatial photogrammetry and the Exhibeon digital radiography method. Multiple regression analysis showed a significant but low correlation between the angle of primary curvature determined by the Moiré method and one determined using the X-ray method. Screening analysis of variance showed significant relationships between the primary spinal curvature determined by X-ray with the age of the subjects. The Cobb angle increased with the age of subjects. There was no such relationship between the primary curvature angle of the spine determined by the Moiré method and the age of the subjects. The obtained results indicate a moderate convergence of the primary spinal curvature variables assessed using the Moiré spatial photogrammetry method and Exhibeon digital radiography. X-ray examination is considered to be more reliable and credible. The examination of body posture and spine using Moiré’s spatial photogrammetry should play a screening and complementary role.

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