The Charité–Universitätsmedizin hospital in Berlin, Germany has started to provide patient exams with its new EOS imaging system. Charité is a leading hospital in Germany with 17 different Charité centres in the Berlin area.
Established over 300 years ago, Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. It employs 13,200 employees and handles 142,000 inpatient and 663,000 outpatient cases every year. A leading research institution, Charité lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine.
Carsten Perka, medical director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery at Charité, comments, “The newly-acquired EOS system provides very accurate 3D imaging data for treatment planning. Of particular importance is that the EOS system provides a full-body exam in a functional position while conventional imaging examination positions are often unsuitable for evaluating the musculoskeletal system.”