Vertebral Motion Analysis

Full spine quantitative data to guide treatment decisions

Profile-ESP addresses limitations with existing imaging and radiological reporting

  • Enables a full-spine assessment by quantitatively assessing spine health
  • Provides a comprehensive report and a fully stitched lateral image
  • Ensures that alignment- and motion-related abnormalities are identified in the diagnostic process, to identify potential problem areas
  • Allows physicians to more easily communicate functional issues to physical therapists and chiropractors to support the most targeted therapy possible
  • Can be used to monitor changes to function and alignment over time, to assess effectiveness of therapy and an educational tool to engage patients in their treatment pathway

Measurement Matters

Recently published studies have suggested a direct correlation between sagittal alignment and both short- and long-term clinical outcomes, even in short-segment fusions. Reliable spinal motion and alignment data support informed surgical decisions and provide potentially powerful patient consult tools. The clinical benefits of Profile-ESP are realized by only a few additional image captures.

Why measure sagittal alignment?

Previously only considered for deformity surgical procedures, numerous articles suggest the clinical importance of sagittal alignment in even short-segment lumbar fusion.

Significance of PI-LL mismatch

Researchers have proposed that sagittal balance occurs when pelvic incidence (PI) matches lumbar lordosis (LL); the difference is referred to as PI-LL mismatch. PI-LL mismatch serves as a proxy for full spine sagittal alignment measurements which quantify the placement of the patient's center of mass over the anatomical structures carrying that load.

Sophisticated spinal analytics and secure data

Sagittal alignment, disc height, and bending effort are included in the Profile-ESP report along with the assessment of spinal motion and instability. The Profile-ESP report provides customizable “red-light” alerts for key measures including when PI-LL mis-match exceeds the clinically relevant threshold.

Reports and image data are exchanged through a secured PACS to PACS connection. Statera Spine operates highly-secure cloud servers compliant to key security and privacy standards.

Implementation is easy

  • There are no changes to clinic workflow.
  • Radiologists benefit by having quantified data at the time of read reporting.
  • Profile-ESP works with standard 14×17 inch imaging cassettes as well as 14×36 inch images.
  • Installation process can be completed in less than a week in partnership with your IT, clinic and imaging staff.
  • Images and reports are delivered directly through PACS allowing for seamless integration with the clinical process.
  • Profile-ESP reports are delivered through PACS in less than 24 hours—often within a few hours of patient imaging.
  • There are no equipment costs or changes in process and the fee-for-service model ensures no initial costs to the clinic or imaging.