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My ortho dr. Says I have a 40 degree curve , a radiologist say 56 degree curve. The radiologist is stoping me from becoming a fireman who do I lisite?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Less difference

Measuring scoliosis depends on landmarks used to measure curvature.
Interobserver variation should be about 5 degrees. The orthopedic physician usually determines curvature that is used for clinical decisions, surgery etc. The same curvature is on image viewed by both physicians. Agreement should be closer as to severity of curve.

In brief: Less difference

Measuring scoliosis depends on landmarks used to measure curvature.
Interobserver variation should be about 5 degrees. The orthopedic physician usually determines curvature that is used for clinical decisions, surgery etc. The same curvature is on image viewed by both physicians. Agreement should be closer as to severity of curve.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Communicate

Have the orthopedic surgeon call the radiologist.
I am sure they can discuss the case and settle on curvature.

In brief: Communicate

Have the orthopedic surgeon call the radiologist.
I am sure they can discuss the case and settle on curvature.
Dr. Andrew Doe
Dr. Andrew Doe
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