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Radiostereometric Analysis Origin Styles: Their Impact on the Accuracy and Precision in the Assessment of Spinal Fusion Success

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dc.contributor.author Spurway, Alan J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-06T16:51:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-06T16:51:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15058
dc.description.abstract The goal of this thesis was to assess the validity of a computer simulated Radiostereometric Analysis (RSA) environment and assess the use of novel migration origin styles for use in the assessment of spinal fusion success in post-surgical adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients. A parallel precision study was conducted with a physical phantom and identical computed simulated spinal fusion model. This study was used to conduct a precision validation of the simulate RSA environment. The origin style assessment was done in comparison with the translational and rotational Limits of Clinical Significance defined by Pape et al (2002) and Johnsson et al (2002) respectively [1], [2]. This thesis concluded that the use of a simulated environment is an acceptable method for the creation of phantom RSA research studies. It was also shown that both the Apex and Dual Origin Styles equally accurate and precise. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject RSA en_US
dc.subject Spinal Fusion en_US
dc.subject Scoliosis en_US
dc.subject Radiostereometric Analysis en_US
dc.subject Computer Simulation en_US
dc.subject Raytracing en_US
dc.title Radiostereometric Analysis Origin Styles: Their Impact on the Accuracy and Precision in the Assessment of Spinal Fusion Success en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-04-24
dc.contributor.department Department of Biomedical Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Applied Science en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Janie Astephen Wilson en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Sarah Wells en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Steve Beyea en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Michael Dunbar en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Andrew Warkentin en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Ron El-Hawary en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Yes en_US


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