Upright biplanar slot scanning in pediatric orthopedics: Applications, advantages, and artifacts

Nathan C. Hull, Larry A. Binkovitz, Beth A. Schueler, Amy B. Kolbe, A. Noelle Larson

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OBJECTIVE. Digital slot scanning is a relatively new technology that has been used for imaging of pediatric orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis and leg-length discrepancies. This article will review the clinical applications, advantages, and unique artifacts of this new technology. CONCLUSION. Upright biplanar slot scanners acquire high-resolution radiographs simultaneously in two orthogonal planes with reduced radiation dose. Other advantages include a more physiologic weightbearing imaging position, improved Cobb angle measurements, and 3D modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W124-W132
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015



  • As low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)
  • Digital slot scanning
  • Limb abnormalities
  • Orthopedics
  • Scoliosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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