First private practice installation of an EOS system in Germany

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ATOS Klinik Heidelberg’s specialised spine center, Zentrum für Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, adopts EOS low-dose, 2D/3D full-body imaging system

EOS imaging has announced the installation of an EOS imaging system at ATOS Klinik Heidelberg, establishing it as the first private practice in Germany to offer the low-dose 2D/3D imaging system.

The system will be available at the spinal surgery center, Zentrum für Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, a private practice led by Bernd Wiedenhöfer and Stefan Matschke, two spine therapy specialists each with 20 years’ experience. A press release states that the practice specialises in non-surgical and surgical treatments of spinal disorders, providing diagnosis and therapy through cutting-edge medicine and state-of-the-art equipment, with an emphasis on patient safety.

“EOS imaging utilises advanced scanning technology to allow ultra-low dose imaging of the entire body,” comments Wiedenhöfer. “Within a few seconds, the system provides a comprehensive overview of the patient in with up to 90% less radiation than a conventional X-ray and 100% reproduction of the ratios and angles. The resulting benefits for diagnosis and therapy of spinal pathologies are immense, and we are thrilled to now offer this vital technology.”

“Because the EOS system provides full-body 2D and 3D images, the patient can be assessed as a whole, which is not possible with a traditional X-ray,” adds Matschke. “EOS allows to accurately determine clinical parameters such as pelvic obliquity or sagittal disbalance, with valuable advantages for enabling physicians to provide the best treatment plans possible for our patients.”

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