Vertebral Fracture Prediction


Vertebral Fracture Prediction A method of processing data derived from an image of at least part of a spine is provided for estimating the risk of a future fracture in vertebraeof the spine. Position data relating to at least four neighbouring vertebrae of the spine is processed. The curvature of the spine at at least two of the neighbouring vertebrae is calculated. The different curvature values are computed to obtain a value representative of the degree of irregularity in curvature of the spine and using the degree of irregularity, an estimate of the risk of a future fracture in vertebrae of the spine is provided. A higher degree of irregularity indicates a higher risk of future fracture.

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  • Publication: Oct 2, 2008
  • Application: Mar 27, 2008
    WO EP 2008053664 W
  • Priority: Mar 27, 2007
    GB GB 0705881 A

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