EOS Imaging

University Orthopedics Now Offers EOS®: A Unique Low-Dose 2D/3D Imaging System

In an effort to continue our commitment to providing the highest quality care, University Orthopedics now offers EOS®, a low dose, 2D/3D imaging system dedicated to adult and pediatric patients with musculoskeletal pathologies.

What is EOS ®?

The EOS® system provides low dose, full body, images of patients in a weight-bearing, functional position. It is a bi-planar device that is based on two perpendicular X-ray beams that travel vertically while scanning the patient from head to toe. In a few seconds, the EOS exam produces two simultaneous frontal and lateral, low-dose images of the patient’s entire body without magnification or stitching.

Using the two full-body images, 3D models of your skeleton are able to be created. Your doctor will use the accurate measurements and data from the 3D model to make your diagnosis and prepare a personalized treatment for you as part of your shared decision making process.


Benefits for patients

Reduced radiation dose

The EOS system delivers 50%1 to 85%2 less radiation than traditional X-ray systems and 95%3 less dose than computed tomography (CT) scans. Reducing radiation dose is particularly beneficial for children requiring frequent imaging, such as children with spinal deformities like scoliosis. The Micro Dose feature further reduces radiation exposure, offering frontal and lateral pediatric full spine images at a dose that’s equivalent to only a week’s worth of natural radiation4.

High image quality in a weight-bearing position

Most imaging modalities capture images while you are lying down. With EOS, you will be standing or sitting during your exam. By capturing exams in an upright, weight-bearing position; physicians are able to better evaluate your global posture; understand the relationship between your spine, pelvis and lower limbs; as well as the compensatory mechanisms of the lower limbs.

This additional data is critical for physicians to improve diagnosis and treatment decisions and plan more precise surgical interventions, which can help to improve patient outcomes.

1. Diagnostic imaging of spinal deformities: reducing patient’s radiation dose with a new slot-scanning x-ray imager. Deschenes S et al. Spine. 2010
2. Comparison of radiation dose, patient comfort and financial break-even of standard digital radiography and a novel biplanar low-dose x-ray system for upright full-length lower limb and whole spine radiography. Dietrich TJ et al. Skeletal Radiol. 2013
3. Ionizing radiation doses during lower limb torsion and anteversion measurements by EOS stereoradiography and computed tomography. Delin C, et al. Eur J Radiol. 2013
4. EOS Micro Dose protocol for the radiological follow-up of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Ilharreborde B. et al. Eur Spine J. 2015

News

Health Check Kids: X-rays and EOS treatment

For children who require frequent X-rays, less is more. That’s why University Orthopedics has invested in an ultra-low dose imaging machine, known as EOS. Zachary Durant, 9, of Carver, Massachusetts, was the first to benefit from it. Click here to watch the NBC Turn To 10 news corverage.

Dr. Alan Daniels and Dr. Craig Eberson discuss the benefits of EOS imaging.

In an effort to continue our commitment to providing the highest quality care, University Orthopedics now offers EOS®, a low dose, 2D/3D imaging system dedicated to adult and pediatric patients with musculoskeletal pathologies.