EOS imaging has announced the installation of an EOS imaging system at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, USA.
The EOS system provides full-body images of patients in a natural standing or seated position in both 2D and 3D with 50% to 85% less dose than Digital Radiology and 95% less dose than basic CT scans, in accordance with the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle of radiation reduction. This comprehensive yet low dose imaging makes EOS imaging ideal for paediatric patients who require frequent treatment monitoring.
Marie Meynadier, chief executive officer of EOS imaging, “This installation at Children’s Mercy makes EOS the imaging system of choice for nearly half of the top 20 paediatric orthopaedics programmes in the USA. Orthopaedic surgeons and specialists from across the country recognise the importance of treatment monitoring for scoliosis and other osteo-articular conditions using imaging at the lowest possible levels of radiation. We are proud to count Children’s Mercy in this responsible group of hospitals that use EOS to deliver the best available orthopaedic care for their young patients.”