Vertebral Abnormality Scoring

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Last updated:
Aug. 7, 2021, 9:17 p.m.
  • CT Image  (Any CT image)
  • Vertebral Body  (0: background, 1-7: C1-C7, 8-19: T1-T12, 20-25: L1-L6, and 101-125 for partially visible vertebrae.)
  • Generic Overlay  (An overlay of unknown type. Legacy, please use alternative interfaces.)
  • Results JSON File  (A collection of results of unknown type. Legacy, if possible please use alternative interfaces.)

Model Facts


This algorithm compares the shape of the vertebral body with the expected shape to calculate a Vertebral Abnormality Score. This score expresses how abnormal the vertebra looks and can be used to identify fractures.

Please feel free to contact Nikolas Lessmann for help with trying out the algorithm, or if you would like to use it on a larger set of images.


Validation and Performance

Uses and Directions

This algorithm was developed for research purposes only.


Common Error Messages

Information on this algorithm has been provided by the Algorithm Editors, following the Model Facts labels guidelines from Sendak, M.P., Gao, M., Brajer, N. et al. Presenting machine learning model information to clinical end users with model facts labels. npj Digit. Med. 3, 41 (2020). 10.1038/s41746-020-0253-3