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Magec Rod
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Lombardi Allison

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-014 (T)

The MAGEC System is a surgical treatment for children with severe spinal deformities. The system utilizes surgically implanted rods, which are periodically extended by an External Remote Control (ERC). The traditional method to measure lengthening progression involved radiation exposure. Ultrasound provides an immediate evaluation with no bio-effects. Additionally, soft tissue changes incurred by rod implantation can be seen, which is difficult to assess with a radiograph. The sonographer acquires both pre- and post-lengthening measurements before and after the ERC is applied to the child’s skin at the level of the rods. The entire process can be completed in minutes within a single outpatient room, for the ease of both patient and parent. Read More

Authors:  Lombardi Allison

Keywords:  Ultrasound, MAGEC Rod