Ultrasound Measurement of Femoral Anteversion and Tibial Torsion



Kirby, Alanah and Rowe, P J (2002) Ultrasound Measurement of Femoral Anteversion and Tibial Torsion. Project Report. Scottish Executive, Final Report submitted to the Chief Scientist Office. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive..

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Abstract

This project aimed to establish a method of measuring femoral anteversion and tibial torsion using real time ultrasound images and a new system of electronic inclinometry. The inclinometry system was carefully calibrated and proved accurate to within 1 degree and precise to with 0.2 of a degree. Individual inclinometers were attached firmly to both a 5MHz and a 7.5MHz linear array ultrasonic transducer using a specially produced clamp which gripped the front and rear of the probe head. Two low profile flexible switches linked by wire to a data collection computer were used to start and stop recording of the output of the inclinometers at 50Hz

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Radiography
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 15:16
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 13:00
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2856

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