An EOS System (EOS Imaging) has been installed at The Scoliosis Center, a division of Advocare The Orthopedic Center, which is the third site within the New York University’s Langone Medical Center Healthcare System to offer the EOS System to patients. The first two units within the organisation were dedicated to adult patients at the Center for Musculoskeletal Care and the Hospital for Joint Diseases.
The EOS system includes low-dose, 2D/3D EOS imaging equipment, a 3D-modelling workstation and the company’s spineEOS software for 3D surgical planning.
Mark A Rieger, paediatric orthopaedist, founding partner, and senior physician at Advocare The Orthopedic Center, comments, “The Scoliosis Center, established in 1994, is the first center within our network exclusively dedicated to the treatment of patients with scoliosis, which is a complex condition affecting the curvature of the spine. The addition of the EOS system is an important step as we create a world-class scoliosis center.”
Researchers from New York University Langone Medical Center presented a study at the most recent American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting on the ‘Concepts in Radiation Exposure and Dosage’ that included a comparison of the radiation exposure with EOS imaging to traditional x-rays for pediatric patients. The study reported that a full 2D/3D EOS spine exam uses 60% less radiation than traditional x-rays.