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Scientific Presentations & Articles

A Selection of Current Publications with DynaWell L-Spine:

Knott P, Mardjetko S M, Kim R, Cotter T, Techy F, Rollet M
“Comparing axial loaded MRI to standing radiographs in the evaluation of AIS”
Scoliosis 2010, 5(Suppl 1):O12doi:10.1186/1748-7161-5-S1-O1, Sept 10, 2010

Adam Clayton J, Izatt Maree T, Askin Geoffrey N
“Design and evaluation of an MRI compatible axial compression device for 3D
assessment of spinal deformity and flexibility”

Annual Scientific meeting of the Spine Society of Australia, Christchurch, Apr 9-11, 2010

Hioki A, Miyamoto K, Sakai H, Shimitzu K
“Lumbar axial loading device alters lumbar sagittal alignment differently from upright
standing position: A Computed Tomography study"

Spine 35 (9) 995-1001, Apr 20, 2010

Huang K-J, Lin R-M, Lee Y-L, Li J-D
”Factors affecting disability and physical function in degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis of L4-5: evaluation with axially loaded MRI”
European Spine Journal, June 15, 2009

Knott P, Mardjetko SM, Kim R, Trznadel N, Huang J
“The use of axial loaded MRI in place of radiographs for surveillance of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: one practice’s experience and recommendations”
Scoliosis 2009, 4 (Suppl 2):O020

Choy K-C, Kim J-S, Jung B, Lee S-H
“Dynamic lumbar spinal stenosis: The usefulness of axial loaded MRI in preoperative evaluation”
J Korean Neurosurg Soc 46: 265-268, 2009

Wessberg P, Danielsson B, Willén J
“Surgical results in hidden lumbar spinal stenosis detected by axial loaded computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging: an outcome study”
SPINE 33(4) E109-E115, Feb 15, 2008

Wessberg P, Danielsson B, Willén J
”Comparison of Cobb angles in idiopathic scoliosis on standing radiographs and supine axially loaded MRI”
SPINE 31(26) 3039-3044, December 15, 2006

Lohman M, Tallroth K, Kettunen J, Lindgren K-A
”Comparison of radiologic signs and clinical symptoms of spinal stenosis”
SPINE 31(16): 1834-1840, July 15,2006

Jayakumar P, Nnadi C, Saifuddin A, MacSweeney E, Casey A
“Dynamic degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: Diagnosis with axial loaded magnetic resonance imaging”
SPINE. 31(10):E298-E301, May 1, 2006

Kimura S, Garfin S, Steinbach G, Hesselink J, Hargens A
“Axial harness loads of the cervical spine in supine posture simulates the upright loads”
The Spine Journal, Volume 2, Issue 5, Supplement 1, September-October 2002, Page 65

Danielson B, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2004
“Axial loading at MRI in assessment of Cobb angles in idiopathic scoliosis”
Presentation at RSNA, 2004 (abstract available)

Johansson A, Ängelholm Hospital in cooperation with Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2004
“Correlation between symptoms and findings during axial loaded MRI of the lumbar spine in patients with neurogenic claudication or sciatica”
Presentation at RSNA, 2004 (abstract available)

Willén J, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2004
“The surgical result in occult lumbar spinal stenosis detected by axial loaded CT and MRI”
Presentation at RSNA, 2004 (abstract available)

Cham M, University of Rochester Medical School of Medicine & Dentistry, NY, USA, 2004
“But my back hurts only when I’m standing!” How to perform axial-loading in MRI for Spinal Canal Stenosis
Poster at RSNA Educational Exhibit, 2004 (abstract available)

Byass O, Hull Royal Infirmary, UK, 2004
“The effect of axial loading on the cross-sectional area of the lumbar spine exit foramen”
Presentation at RSNA, 2004 (abstract available)

Hiwatashi A, Danielson B, Moritani T, Westesson P-L, Bakos R, Rodenhause T, Pilcher W, 2004
“Axial loading during MR imaging can influence treatment decision for symptomatic spinal stenosis”
AJNR 2004;25:170-174

Scharf J, Podlesek D, Nölte I, Groden C:
„Funktionsuntersuchungen in der MRT zur Darstellung belastungsabhängiger Veränderungen bei lumbaler Spinalkanalstenose“
Presentation at Deutsche Röntgenkongress in Wiesbaden, May 2004 (abstract available)

Lei X, Yin J, Xia S, Chen X, Wu S, Qi J, First Central Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China, 2004
“The diagnostic value of axial loading of the lumbar spine during CT and MRI imaging in patients with degeneration disorders”
Presentation and Poster at the 5th Chinese Congress of Radiology – MRI Branch, October 15-17, 2004 (abstract available) and Presentation at RSNA, 2005

Saiffuddin A, Blease S, Macsweeney E, 2003
“Axial Loaded MRI of the Lumbar Spine”
Clinical Radiology (2003), 58:661-671

Danielson B, Willén J, 2003
“Axially loaded CT and MRI of the lumbar spine - A method to achieve an accurate radiological diagnosis in patients with low back pain”
Chapter in: "Advances in Spinal Fusion". Marcel Dekker, Inc, New York. Published 2003.

Saifuddin A, McSweeney E, Lehovsky J, 2003
“Development of Lumbar High Intensity Zone on Axial Loaded Magnetic Resonance Imaging”
SPINE 2003 Nov 1; 28(21): E449-52 (Abstract available)

Lee SU, Hargens AR, Fredericson M, Lang PK , 2003
“Lumbar spine disc height and curvature: upright posture vs. supine compression harness”
Aviat Space Environ Med. 2003 May; 74(5): 512-6 (Abstract available)

MacSweeney E, Saifuddin A, Blease S, Noordeen MH, Taylor BA, 2003
“Assessment of Cobb angle in idiopathic scoliosis on axial loaded MRI. Preliminary results“
Presentation at BRC 2003 (abstract available)

Hiwatashi A, Moritani T, Danielson B, Westesson P-L, 2003
“MR imaging with Axial Loading of the Spine alters treatment decisions in about 30% of cases”
Presentation at ASNR, Washington, DC, USA, April 27 – May 2, 2003 (abstract available)

Westesson P-L, Hiwatashi A, Moritani T, Danielson B, 2002.
“Axial Loading of the Spine During MR Imaging Increases Sensitivity for Spinal Stenosis”
Presentation at RSNA, Chicago, USA, December 1-6, 2002 (abstract available)

Kahn S, Hemmer J F, Erly W K, Seeger J F, 2002
“MR Scanning of the Lumbosacral Spine during Simulated Upright Positioning”
Presentation at Symposium and ASNR, 40th Meeting 13-17 May 2002, Vancouver (Abstract available)

Schöllhammer M, Schmid GJ, Willburger R, Köster O, Jergas M, 2002
"MRT der LWS unter axialer Belastung“
Poster at 83. Deutscher Röntgenkongress, May 2002-05-17

Amendy U, Watura R, Goddard P, 2002
“Application of a loading device (DynaWell) for the imaging of spinal stenosis”
Presentation at UK Radiological Congress (UKRC) in Birmingham, 2002-06-10

Willén J, Danielson BI, 2001
“The diagnostic effect from axial loading of the lumbar spine during Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in patients with degenerative disorders”
SPINE 2001; 26: 2607-14.

Danielson B, Willén J, 2001
“Axially loaded Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the lumbar spine in asymptomatic individuals”
SPINE 2001; 26: 2601-06.
Also: Poster at Eurospine September 2001. (reprint available)

Kimura S, Steinbach G, Watenpaugh D, Hargens A, 2001
“Lumbar spine disc height and curvature responses to an axial load generated by a compression device compatible with magnetic resonance imaging”
SPINE 2001; 26: 2596-2600.
Also: Presentation at the First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Spinal Surgery, Berlin, Germany, Aug 27 – Sep 1, 2000: 319-323 (abstract available).

Schönström N, Willén J, 2001
“Imaging Lumbar Spinal Stenosis”
Radiologic Clinics of North America 2001; 39 (1): 31-53.

Willén J, Danielson BI, Schönström N, 2001
“Kinematic MRI of the lumbar spine: Assessment in the axial loaded, supine position”
Chapter in “Kinematic MRI of the Joints” edited by Shellock FG, Powers CM, March 2001, available through CRC Press, ISBN: 0-8493-0807-0.

Saifuddin A, 2000
“The Imaging of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis”
Clinical Radiology (2000), 55, 581-594

Tallroth K, Lindgren K- A, Willén J, 2000
“Axial Loading of the Lumbar Spine in CT Scanning“
Poster at the Nordic Orthopaedic Federation, Tampere, Finland, June 2000.
Presentation at the 54th Nordic Radiological Congress, Helsinki, Finland, May 28-31, 2000

Danielson BI, Willén J, Gaulitz A, Niklason T, Hansson TH, 1998
“Axial loading of the spine during CT and MR in patients with suspected lumbar spinal stenosis”
Acta Radiologica 1998; 39: 604-611.

Tallroth K, 1998
“Plain CT of the degenerative lumbar spine”
European Journal of Radiology 1998; 27: 206-213.

Willén J, Danielson BI, Gaulitz A, Niklason T, Schönström N, Hansson TH, 1997
“Dynamic effects on the lumbar spinal canal. Axially loaded CT – Myelography and MRI in patients with sciatica and/or neurogenic claudication”
SPINE 1997; 22 (24): 2968-2976.


The results of clinical trials carried out to date have been presented at a number of leading orthopedic and radiological scientific meetings:

Radiological Society of North America, 2004, Chicago, USA.
ASNR, 2003, Washington DC, USA.
Radiological Society of North America, 2002, Chicago, USA.
International Symposium, Swiss Spine Institute, 2002, Basel, Switzerland.
European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology, 2001, Budapest, Hungary.
Eurospine 2001, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society, 2001, San Fransisco, USA.
Nordic Radiology Congress 2000, Helsinki, Finland.
First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Spinal Surgery, 2000, Berlin, Germany.
European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology, October 1998.
Nordic Congress of Radiology, Copenhagen, 1998.
International Society of the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 1997, Singapore.
Annual Meeting of the Nordic Scoliosis Society, 1997, Singapore.
The Meeting of the European Spine Society, 1994, Madrid, Spain.
The Annual Meeting of the Nordic Orthopaedic Society, 1993, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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