In order to support you as you work through your own research and writing process, Ellen (librarian) and Keri (writing specialist) have developed some notes about a sample topic, Scoliosis. They have included research process, a sample notes page, and sample APA references page.
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Here are the databases I searched and the articles I found about my sample topic, scoliosis. As I searched, I kept track of the database I searched, the search terms I used, and any articles or resources that looked promising. I used the "cite" button available in the databases to pull the APA style citation. I'll go back and double check those when I put together my reference list, but for now I just opened a document and copy/pasted each one in.
I used the index in the back of the book, looked for scoliosis and read each page that was listed.
I did start my searching here, just to wrap my head around the topic.
Search I tried:
Article I found:
Scoliosis radiography by Dr Adam Eid Ramsey and Alan Ho et al. https://radiopaedia.org/articles/scoliosis-radiography?lang=us
Some search terms I tried:
[radiography AND scoliosis]
[radiograph* scoliosis positioning]
Articles I found that look promising. Some older dates than I would like but super helpful explanations.
Anderson, S. M. (2007). Spinal curves and scoliosis. Radiologic Technology, 79(1), 44-68. https://ezproxy.westerntc.edu:2443/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A169410094/HRCA?u=la74598&sid=bookmark-HRCA&xid=fbf877aa
Lehman, L. (2008). Scoliosis and spine imaging. Radiologic Technology, 79(4), 373-377. Retrieved from https://ezproxy.westerntc.edu:2443/login?url=https://link-gale-com.ezproxy.westerntc.edu:2443/apps/doc/A177812667/HRCA?u=la74598&sid=HRCA&xid=20a8705b
Grunwald, A.T.D., Roy, S., Alves-Pinto, A., & Lampe, R. (2021). Assessment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis from body scanner image by finite element simulations. PLoS ONE, 16(2), https://ezproxy.westerntc.edu:2443/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A651393591/HRCA?u=la74598&sid=bookmark-HRCA&xid=7b60d036.
My search terms:
[radiography AND scoliosis]
Article that looked promising:
Rigo, M. (2011). Patient evaluation in idiopathic scoliosis: Radiographic assessment, trunk deformity and back asymmetry. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(1), 7–25. https://doi.org/10.3109/09593985.2010.503990
Search terms I tried:
[scoliosis AND radiograph* AND positioning]
Promising article I found:
Główka, P., Politarczyk, W., Janusz, P., Woźniak, Ł., & Kotwicki, T. (2020). The method for measurement of the three-dimensional scoliosis angle from standard radiographs. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21, 1-7. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03494-w
Then I tried a publication search.
Searched publications list for [radiography]. Found publication called "Imaging & Therapy Practice."
Searched within publication for [scoliosis]
Promising article I found:
Dimond, D. (2012). How to get ahead of the curve. Synergy, , 18-22. Retrieved from https://ezproxy.westerntc.edu:2443/login?url=https://www-proquest-com.ezproxy.westerntc.edu:2443/trade-journals/how-get-ahead-curve/docview/1324457924/se-2?accountid=9348
Search term I used:
[scoliosis practice parameter]
Resource that looked useful:
ACR–SPR–SSR PRACTICE PARAMETER FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF RADIOGRAPHY FOR SCOLIOSIS IN CHILDREN. https://www.acr.org/-/media/ACR/Files/Practice-Parameters/Scoliosis.pdf?la=en
Then, just for good measure, I ran a few quick searches in Google Scholar.
Searched for [radiography AND scoliosis]
Found https://www.ajronline.org/doi/full/10.2214/AJR.07.7145, which looked informative.
After I searched for images in MedPix, I actually went back and browsed through PubMed a bit. I limited my search to "free full text" (checkbox on the top left side) and found a few really interesting articles with information and images that I might also be able to use. I snagged the citations with the "cite" button.
Search terms I used:
Articles I found:
Burnei, G., Gavriliu, S., Vlad, C., Georgescu, I., Ghita, R. A., Dughilă, C., Japie, E. M., & Onilă, A. (2015). Congenital scoliosis: an up-to-date. Journal of Medicine and Life, 8(3), 388–397.
Calloni, S. F., Huisman, T. A., Poretti, A., & Soares, B. P. (2017). Back pain and scoliosis in children: When to image, what to consider. The Neuroradiology Journal, 30(5), 393–404. https://doi.org/10.1177/1971400917697503
Mackel, C. E., Jada, A., Samdani, A. F., Stephen, J. H., Bennett, J. T., Baaj, A. A., & Hwang, S. W. (2018). A comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of congenital scoliosis. Child’s Nervous System, 34(11), 2155–2171. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-018-3915-6.
Ng, S. Y., & Bettany-Saltikov, J. (2017). Imaging in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Children with Idiopathic Scoliosis. The open orthopaedics journal, 11, 1500–1520. https://doi.org/10.2174/1874325001711011500
Rodriguez, D. P., & Poussaint, T. Y. (2010). Imaging of back pain in children. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology, 31(5), 787–802. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A1832.
MedPix had quite a few good images for scoliosis. My search results can be viewed at https://medpix.nlm.nih.gov/search?allen=true&allt=true&alli=true&query=scoliosis
PubMed Central also had some good images that might help me. I searched for scoliosis radiograph. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=scoliosis+radiograph&report=imagesdocsum
I've put together a sample list of references below that coincided with my outline and draft. I ended up not using all of the articles and resources I found in my research process, and I did rely pretty heavily on information in the textbook. But I ended up with plenty sources to help me in my writing.
Note: I didn't add Bontrager or any image sources to this list, but don't forget to do that!