The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has become the first hospital in Hong Kong to install the EOS system.
CUHK’s orthopaedics department clinical work and research is considered among the best and has been published in more than 54 international medical journals, contributing to CUHK ranking among the top 100 medical schools in the world, according to Thompson Reuters’, “Times Higher Education World University Subjects Rankings”.
Marie Meynadier, chief executive officer of EOS imaging, said, “The Chinese University of Hong Kong is ranked as a leading university for orthopaedic care in Asia and we are thrilled by their decision to adopt EOS for their diagnosis, planning and control imaging. This new installation will strengthen our growing presence in the important Asia-Pacific market where we are investing to deploy our technology.”
The EOS system provides full-body stereoradiographic images of patients in functional positions, in both 2D and 3D. EOS exams require a radiation dose 50% to 85% less than digital radiology and 95% less than basic computed tomography scans. The new EOS Micro Dose option, recently cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration, allows a further drastic step towards EOS’ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Available) by bringing paediatric spine follow up exams at the dose level equivalent to a week of natural background radiation on Earth.