EOS imaging has announced that the EOS imaging system has been installed at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), which is the top ranked children’s hospital in the USA for orthopaedics as well as for overall care. A company press release reported that the EOS System will be incorporated into regular clinical practice to obtain full-body, weight-bearing 2D/3D scans and enable improved diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions.
Marie Meynadier, chief executive officer of EOS imaging, said, “The adoption of EOS by the leading children’s hospital in the USA is a further recognition of our technology for musculoskeletal pathologies, which include spinal deformities and lower limb conditions that require frequent and precise imaging in children. With a radiation dose delivery much lower than the current industry standard and a more informed 3D diagnosis, EOS is changing the game and we look forward to expanding its use to all pediatric centres throughout the world.”
According to the press release, the EOS system provides full-body images of patients in a natural standing or seated position in both 2D and 3D. The system also delivers a radiation dose that has been measured to be nine times lower than that of computed radiography X-ray1 and 20 times lower than basic CT scans in accordance with the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle of radiation reduction. Recent research published in JAMA Pediatrics further confirms the need for imaging dose reduction, concluding that lowered radiation dose for pediatric populations could dramatically reduce associated cancer incidence.