EOS imaging has announced that the company will participate in the Fourth World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques (WCMISST), held in Paris, France June 11-14, 2014.
The WCMISST is a leading international conference focusing on innovations in minimally invasive methods for spinal surgery. The congress brings together spinal surgery thought leaders from more than 65 countries, and expects to gather approximately 500 participants this year.
Presidential guests Jean-Pierre Farcy of Maimonides Medical Center and New York University and Jean E Dubousset, Professor Emeritus at Université René Descartes and member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Academy of Surgery in Paris will both speak about the importance of spine balance and 3D imaging for improved spinal surgery outcomes. Both spinal balance and 3D imaging are features now available to surgeons with EOS full body 2D/3D imaging. EOS technology is specifically highlighted in a concurrent educational session in the “Cutting Edge” portion of WCMISST on Friday, June 13 in a presentation titled, “EOS in minimally invasive spine surgery.”
“EOS is today the best instrument to understand and treat the entire skeleton and especially the spine, thanks to 3D imaging in a standing functional posture,” Dubousset says.
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.
Marie Meynadier, chief executive officer of EOS imaging, says, “Minimally invasive surgery requires an even higher level of accurate planning, for which purpose 3D imaging and sagittal balance are recognised by WCMISST this year as key. We are proud to see our technology positioned as a game changer by the spine surgery medical community and its key opinion leaders.”