3D Body Surface Modeling for Scoliosis Monitoring

Study Purpose

This is a single center, prospective, non-randomized reproducibility study of the NSite device in patients undergoing evaluation for scoliosis. The NSite device is a pre-market, investigational device. The study will enroll 13 eligible patients, who will be scanned using the NSite device by 3 separate users in order to assess if the device generates similar results across users. This data will be used to support 510(k) submission.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

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Eligible Ages 10 Years - 18 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Ages 10 and 18 years old.
  • - Referred for evaluation of or diagnosed of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Scoliosis caused by another condition (e.g., secondary scoliosis) - Parents/guardians unable to consent.
- English is not the primary language (to avoid miscommunication)

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Stanford University
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Kali Tileston, MD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Stanford University
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Additional Details

The primary objective of this study is to validate the reproducibility of device output in multiple users in a clinical setting. Device output will be predicted probability of major curve magnitude (i.e., Cobb angle) greater than or equal to 20 degrees with 95% confidence interval. We will test whether users obtain similar device output when measuring the same participant (at least 2 scans required for analysis). After excluding bad quality scans, the measurements obtained by these different users (at least 2 users after excluding bad scans) on each study participant will then be compared to determine if they are congruent (having overlapping confidence intervals) or different. The percentage of participants for which users generated congruent predicted probabilities will be reported. The NSite Scoliosis Assessment App is intended as a clinical decision support tool and requires interpretation by the healthcare professional. It is intended for use for children and adolescent patients 10 to 18 years old. It is for use by prescription only. The NSite Scoliosis Assessment App provides a calculated Asymmetry Index for patients with or at risk for scoliosis, which will yield an output of percentage risk of major curve magnitude (i.e., Cobb angle) greater than 20 degrees, with 95% confidence intervals.

Arms & Interventions


: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Reproducibility group


Diagnostic Test: - NSite 3D Scanning

Three separate users will enter the exam room and use the NSite application to scan the patient in the bending position. These users may include research coordinators, physicians, or other authorized staff. The NSite application will have a user tutorial on how to scan patients that users are instructed to watch prior to conducting a scan. All participants are asked to remove clothing above the waist but may keep a bra or tight-fitting shirt on during the scanning procedures. The patient will be asked to assume a forward bending position. One user will capture a scan of the patient's back in this position. The user will calibrate the device and then walk around the patient while scanning per app directions. Once this user captures the scan, it will be processed by the application. New scans will then be obtained by the two other users. Once all users have captured a scan, the scanning process and patient participation will be completed.

Contact a Trial Team

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Palo Alto, California




Lucille Packard Children's Hospital and Clinics

Palo Alto, California, 94304

Site Contact

Kali R Tileston, MD

[email protected]

(650) 497-8891