DIERS

Diers Formetric 4D — The radiation-free method for measuring spinal deformity


No Radiation Exposure | Contactless | Fast and accurate

3D spine & posture analysis

DIERS formetric 4D

What Is DIERS?

DIERS — Scientifically proven

The DIERS formetric technology has been developed through close scientifc collaborations with various universities. All DIERS products pass through a demanding research and development process. Numerous clinical studies and publications have demonstrated that formetric is a reliable and reproducible method of measuring the spine. DIERS supports the continued research of the Spine and Surface Topography Study Group (SSTSG) in the effort to further evaluate the uses of surface topography.

DIERS — A New Method

X-ray has long been considered the “gold standard” for evaluating scoliosis. However, research has shown that there is a need to reduce radiation exposure when possible. Your healthcare provider utilizes innovative measurement technology, the DIERS formetric, which can evaluate the spine without any radiation. In addition to the spine, it also provides valuable information about trunk shape and asymmetry.

About The 3d Spine Analysis

The 3D spine analysis is a radiation-free, contactless measuring method using light and digital photography: A horizontal light pattern is projected onto the patient’s back and recorded by a digital camera. The DIERS computer software then analyzes the image and generates a three- dimensional model of the trunk surface. Once the model of the surface has been calculated, anatomical landmarks are automatically detected, and the curve of the spine and the position of the pelvis are then reconstructed. The measurement takes only a few seconds and immediately provides 3-dimensional information about the spine and posture. The results are displayed in illustrative, easily comprehended graphics.

Case Study: Scoliosis patient

The illustrations here show an overview of the visual representations and measurement parameters that are automatically calculated with each scan. The measurement data can be displayed in different ways to compare measurements.


What information does a 3D spine measurement provide?

  • Scoliosis measurements
  • Kyphosis and lordosis measurements
  • Pelvic tilt
  • Postural imbalance
  • Measurement of asymmetric trunk shape
  • Comparison of follow-up examinations to monitor for progression

Have you been advised to treat your scoliosis with surgery?

Contact our office to see if your scoliosis or your child’s scoliosis (for curvatures over 35 degrees) could benefit from our expertise; Treating Scoliosis with Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC) – a Motion Sparing Scoliosis Treatment.


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