EOS imaging has announced that its EOS system has been installed at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, USA, the top-ranked hospital in the USA for orthopaedic care, where it will be used to obtain high-quality orthopaedic scans with reduced radiation dose
According to a company press release, the EOS system provides full-body images of patients in a natural standing or seated position in both 2D and 3D, while delivering a radiation dose reported to be nine times lower than that of computed radiography X-ray and 20 times lower than basic CT scans to support the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle of radiation. The Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS will be incorporating EOS into regular clinical care for both paediatric and adult patients.
Marie Meynadier, CEO of EOS imaging, said, “The installation of EOS at the Hospital for Special Surgery is an exciting milestone for the technology and the company, as we continue to work with top medical centres to establish the system as the new standard of care for low-dose orthopaedic imaging. We believe the EOS system ideally complements the hospital’s focus on delivering state-of-the-art orthopaedic care, and look forward to its continued integration into clinical practice.”
The press release stated that, uniquely in orthopaedics, the EOS system is able to provide a broad range of clinical parameters, allowing for more informed diagnosis, surgical planning and treatment of conditions including scoliosis and degenerative spinal diseases. It added that recent research has demonstrated the advantages of holistic 3D imaging with EOS for assessing musculoskeletal alignment, particularly regarding the spine.
HSS is an international leader in orthopaedic surgery and rheumatology, performing more than 26,000 surgeries last year. It has been named the number one hospital in the USA for orthopaedics by US News & World Report for three years in a row. The EOS system is installed in the new Lerner Children’s Pavilion at HSS, which was opened in mid-2012 to focus on the treatment and rehabilitation of children with complex musculoskeletal conditions.