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A 19-year-old female asked:

my chest x-ray showed marked scoliosis. the metal plate was low down so i crouched down and leant to one side. a possible false positive test?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Bend test: The simple way to find out if you have a significant curve is to have an orthopaedic surgeon perform a bend test on you.
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Absolutely yes: there are very defined protocols for radiologic examinations of scoliosis, otherwise it is easy for artefact to be present. http://www.acr.org/~/media/fd620650a1b346579e89909fb3bfbb45.pdf

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