Prevalence of Scoliosis
Scoliosis involves curvature of the spine, chest and back deformities, and can lead to long-term dysfunction.
This condition is common in adolescent age groups, and thus requires early and frequent screening to determine progression and potential need for surgery.
Catching Scoliosis Early is Key
Early detection allows for medical intervention to prevent progression and serves as an early warning for other correlated diseases: Spinal Cord (20%); Genitourinary System (20-33%); Heart (10-15%)
100% of children between the ages of 7 and 14 years old should be screened to detect a curve as early as possible.
Growing children can rapidly develop a scoliosis, especially as they go through growth spurts making screening even more important.
Manual Process Is Not Enough
Scoliometer is still used as one of the most common ways to screen for Scoliosis and false negative rate can be as high as 30%.
Repeated radiation exposure from X-rays
While X-rays can detect a curve, it uses harmful ionizing radiation. Repeated exposure may increase risk of cancer and should be avoided whenever possible.
Furthermore, while MRI does not use radiation, it's very expensive and usually not covered by insurance.
NSite 3D Scanning
Founded at Stanford Medicine, NSite leverages 3D scanning / LiDAR for Scoliosis screening and monitoring. Our AI enabled mobile app can automatically screen, quantify, and monitor musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. Unlike X-ray, NSite is portable, low-cost, and radiation-free. Proven in multiple published clinical trials
NSite is used by parents, nurses, and doctors.