IB Lab SQUIRREL

Assessment of scoliosis related indications on the spine

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Problems

Various anatomical and radiographic parameters are analyzed and included in the identification of changes of the spinal alignment. Manual analysis of these parameters inevitably leads to intra- and interobserver variations due to subjective detection of anatomic landmarks and individual clinical experience.

Intra- and inter-observer inconsistency

High radiation exposure for patients

Time expenditure in subjective measurements

Solutions

An integration of an automated AI based software could significantly maximize the reliability and accuracy. In addition, this should allow for a large amount of data to be handled in an automated way. AI can ultimately improve the effectiveness of pre- and postoperative evaluation and maintain a more patient-centered healthcare.

Workflow efficiency

Time saving & inter-reader agreement

Lower radiation exposure

Radiation dosage reduction in pediatric patients

Risk factors detection

Assisting in detecting risk factors for treatment outcome

42

Pediatric scoliosis patients receive up to 42 x-ray examinations over the course of treatment

5

°

Mean Cobb angle 5° higher in the afternoon compared to a measurement in the morning

90

%

 AI can reduce reading time of scoliosis x-rays by up to ~90%!

Product description

IB Lab SQUIRREL is a fully automated, radiological image processing software that aims to support physicians in the assessment of spinal morphology and scoliosis evaluation using frontal radiographs of the spine, particularly for the purpose of scoliosis assessment and disease progression. The algorithm is triggered automatically by a scoliosis study and returns relevant scoliosis parameters like the patient’s Cobb angle and the Coronal Balance. All findings are summarized in a visual output report, attached to the original x-ray image and saved automatically in the PACS system. 

IB Lab SQUIRREL facilitates objective scoliosis assessment as well as monitoring disease progression. 

Findings - SQUIRREL V1.00, Research 05/2022:

  • AP/PA full spine:
  • Vertebral detection/ labeling
  • Spinal Alignment
  • Cobb’s angle
  • Coronal balance (C7 plumb line)
  • Calibration ball support
  • Metalwork/Bracing support

Benefits

Saves time

in tedious measurements

Accuracy

in determining and measuring the correct cobb angles

Standardization

in (longitudinal) scoliosis assessment

Intended use

IB Lab SQUIRREL is a radiological fully-automated image processing software device intended to aid medical professionals in the assessment and quantification of scoliosis by automating the measurement of Cobb’s angle and coronal balance on standing full-length spine AP/PA radiographs.

IB Lab SQUIRREL is intended to be used on patients of 10+ years with suspicion or diagnosis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

Modality:

  • X-Ray (& EOS)
  • Full Spine AP/PA

Patient Population:

  • From 10+ years of age 
  • (Adolescent) Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Bracing support

Off-Label Use:

  • Patients <10 years
  • Congenital/Neurogenic/Early-Onset Scoliosis
  • Metalwork
References

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