EOS Imaging has announced the installation of an EOS imaging system at the Aalborg University Hospital (AUH) in Denmark, the largest hospital in the northern Denmark region. AUH is the second hospital in Denmark to install EOS equipment.
As the region’s largest hospital, the Aalborg University Hospital plays a central role in the cooperative North Denmark healthcare system, serving more than 1.1 million patients throughout northern and central Denmark. The hospital maintains Danish Quality Model (DDKM) accreditation and is among the largest employers in the region with more than 6,500 employees.
Søren Eiskjær, chief spine surgeon, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital says, “We have a responsibility to the patients we serve, as part of the Danish healthcare system, to provide access to optimal technology for delivering the best possible treatment outcome, while also holding the best clinical research potential. Our decision to install an EOS system was guided by this commitment.”
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.