Digital X-ray Analysis
Digital Radiographs: Results You Can Take Home
Posture Ray EMR Software
The Spinal Centre has acquired state of the art X-ray processing software called ‘Posture Ray’ to enhance and optimise the diagnostic quality of digital radiographic images.
Posture Ray is the only software to use the proprietary full spine models developed by the Chiropractic BioPhysics Research team of engineers and mathematicians, published in some of the top journals of the world. They include: Spine, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, European Spine Journal and Journal of Spinal Disorders.
Despite it’s complexity, Posture Ray allows you to clearly see where your spine is out of alignment (the red line) and where the correct alignment (the green line) should be. As shown opposite, it is very clear and easy to understand from a patient’s point of view.
‘You Can’t Diagnose What You Can’t See’
To get a great outcome for you, we need to provide great treatment. Outstanding care requires specific X-ray analysis of exacting detail. This does not happen by chance and the best radiographic tools are required.
Posture Ray EMG Software quickly aids in analysis of spinal x-rays and plots abnormal deviations. As a patient you can easily see exactly what corrections are necessary and track the progress of treatment, whether for spinal subluxations, scoliosis or a ligamentous injury secondary to traumatic event.
We believe that adults should never have their spine corrected without spinal X-rays and appropriate analysis. We genuinely find something each week on patients’ X-rays that cause us to significantly alter or modify their care. Indeed, each month we discover pathologies, cancers or tumours that if missed could have been catastrophic for the patient.
Apart from being an essential safety feature, the X-ray analysis allows us to evaluate the spine in great detail and provide clear documentation that will occur during Corrective Care Programs.
As with measures of pain intensity, range of motion, and quality of life, periodic assessment of spinal structural alignment is important to evaluate progress and determine when maximum patient improvement has been reached.
Ultimately as a patient, you now have a clear record, and understanding, of the changes that exist within your spine. You can track these changes over time, use the analysis to prescribe specific postural corrective exercises and make sense of what is required to achieve Optimal Spinal Function and Postural Correction.
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