Scoliosis monitoring has been done by x-ray for decades. However x-ray uses ionizing radiation and thus limits how often it can be used without hurting the patient.
Modern technologies like MRI have revolutionized how a curve can be monitored. Most importantly, using radiation free methods like standing MRI allows us to check a curve as often as we want,eliminating the old days of “watch and wait.”
These collected articles, posts, and educational topics discuss scoliosis monitoring, how we can keep an eye on a curve without letting it get worse, and how early detection can catch and treat a scoliosis curve effectively using bracing.