And once again, the winner is… Isico! For the fifth consecutive year, our institute has been awarded the prestigious SOSORT Award, recognising our innovative and cutting-edge research focused on Artificial Intelligence in the rehabilitation treatment of the spine. The winning research, titled “Developing a new tool for scoliosis screening in a tertiary specialist setting using artificial intelligence: a retrospective study on 10,813 patients,” was one of the eight Isico studies presented at the Sosort conference held in Melbourne, Australia, a few weeks ago.
This prize shows the quality of research conducted at Isico, combining scientific evidence with daily clinical practise to enhance rehabilitation treatment for patients worldwide. Dr. Francesco Negrini, a physiatrist and author of the study, explains the motivation behind the research: “We sought to explore ways to reduce the need for radiographs while ensuring accurate and timely scoliosis screening. Through collaboration with engineers in Zurich, we employed advanced analysis methods using artificial intelligence to develop a model that accurately identifies cases warranting X-rays.”
This international collaboration enabled Isico to harness innovative technologies and present research able to achieve this prestigious recognition. Dr. Negrini further emphasises the significance of the prize, stating, “I am immensely satisfied with this achievement. It reaffirms the validity and excellence of Isico’s scientific dedication, paving the way for a reduction in the number of X-rays prescribed to patients while maintaining optimal care.”