VALENCIA (EFE). Hospital of the Medical and Polytechnical Hospital Unit Faith Valencia has designed the "innovative method" for the diagnosis of child deformity and the diagnosis of idiopathic scoliosis in adolescence without the use of X-rays.
The system uses an ordinary ultrasound and a "smartphone" with an application, and using the transference process as a reference, the magnitude of the deformation "with minimal cost and without special devices," software "or" ionizing radiation "is known. informed Generalitat in a statement
According to some experts, the idiopathy of teens is a deformation of the spinal cord that progresses over time and when it reaches a certain magnitude it requires surgical treatment.
If you do not take part, developmental disorders, heart function, lung function, etc. will appear. Therefore, "radios should be done every six months".
When treated with children, this frequency increases radiofrequency risk for breast cancer among other health problems.
Currently, they are diagnosing and tracking 30×90 radiation, and there are other complex devices that use ultrasound, "but high prices are useful in real practices that are not useful."
The system developed by La Fe "is the first one, using a traditional ultrasound for monitoring deformation and using only a telephone, available to specialists in the monitoring of ionizing radiations."
The method is being used experimentally, which is why it is necessary to ensure that the center is safe for use, "but the research carried out so far is very effective and effective", according to sources.
It is specially designed for idiopathic scholiosis adolescents and is a case that is repeated in most cases in cases of non-surgical criteria that are effective in the case of patients between 8 to 20 years old who have diagnosed this type of escalation.
Patients with idiopathic scoliosis over 500 years of age
In the Valencian Community there are more than 500,000 adolescents idiopathic scoliosis, aged 9 to 20, with about 5% of the prevalence of the disease.
These data allow researchers to estimate more than 2,000 pediatric patients through this technique.
Method developed by the doctor Joan Ferràs He has received the first prize Whitecloud Award General Science Base.
It deals with the awards given in the Basic Research section Scoliosis Research Society Diagnosis, molecular techniques and new technologies research.
A Spanish team has won this award for the first time in Spain Scoliosis Research Society, one of the world's most prestigious pharmaceutical pathologists at the IMAST International Symposium in Los Angeles, where the proposal of La Fe took place in hospitals in more than 15 countries.