TITLE

Validation of the Rotation Ratios Method

AUTHOR(S)
Foss, O. A.; Klaksvik, J.; Benum, P.; Anda, S.
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Acta Radiologica;Aug2007, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p658
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: The rotation ratios method describes rotations between pairs of sequential pelvic radiographs. The method seems promising but has not been validated. Purpose: To validate the accuracy of the rotation ratios method. Material and Methods: Known pelvic rotations between 165 radiographs obtained from five skeletal pelvises in an experimental material were compared with the corresponding calculated rotations to describe the accuracy of the method. The results from a clinical material of 262 pelvic radiographs from 46 patients defined the ranges of rotational differences compared. Repeated analyses, both on the experimental and the clinical material, were performed using the selected reference points to describe the robustness and the repeatability of the method. Results: The reference points were easy to identify and barely influenced by pelvic rotations. The mean differences between calculated and real pelvic rotations were 0.0° (SD 0.6) for vertical rotations and 0.1° (SD 0.7) for transversal rotations in the experimental material. The intra- and interobserver repeatability of the method was good. Conclusion: The accuracy of the method was reasonably high, and the method may prove to be clinically useful.
ACCESSION #
25727014

 

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