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.
- As low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)
- Digital slot scanning
- Limb abnormalities
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging