The first two installations of EOS Imaging’s EOS system are to take place in China at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital , Nanjing, and Ruijin Hospital, Ruijin.
Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, affiliated with Nanjing University Medical School, provides service to approximately 80 million residents of Jiangsu Province. The hospital is a reference centre for adult and paediatric orthopaedic and spinal surgery in China.
Qiu Yong, Chief of the Orthopedic Department in Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, and president of APSpine in China, and vice president of the Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons says, “The availability of the EOS system in the Chinese market is a major milestone in the field of Chinese skeletal radiology. The EOS system is an exciting example of how a Nobel Prize-winning technology can evolve into one of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the past 15 years in the field of skeletal and orthopaedic imaging. The ability to provide 3D imaging in a weight bearing position at an ultra-low dose, without the magnification of images, brings a lot of advantages to orthopaedics. Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital is honoured to be one of the first users of the EOS solution in China, bringing the most advanced and safest imaging technology to Chinese patients. This includes EOS’ Micro Dose protocol, which will further reduce radiation exposure in follow-up examinations for children and students. Just like it is in Europe and the USA, I believe EOS will become one of the gold standards in musculoskeletal treatment in China.”
Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine is a general teaching hospital serving more than 23 million residents of Shanghai, along with patients from around the country. Its Orthopedic and Radiology departments primarily serve adult patients.
Zhang Weibin, chief of Orthopedic Department in Ruijin Hospital, says, “I am pleased that our hospital will be one of the first to use the EOS system in China. This innovative skeletal imaging technology uses a very low dose of radiation, which is important for our patients who need frequent x-rays. It also provides more precise data with regard to skeletal disease, diagnoses and evaluation, thereby contributing to better treatment outcomes.”