EOS Imaging, a Paris-based provider of 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging and associated solutions, has announced the installation of an EOS imaging system at the National Scoliosis Center, a Virginia-based scoliosis treatment clinic. The installation is the first of its kind to take place outside a hospital or imaging center.
EOS will provide real-time solutions for the National Scoliosis Center’s adult and pediatric patients, who require frequent radiographs to monitor their spinal curves and the effectiveness of treatment. With the new imaging system, the center will be able to conduct radiographic imaging scans and create braces for patients all in one location. The National Scoliosis Center provides onsite custom design and fabrication of scoliosis and kyphosis braces and offers Schroth scoliosis specific physical therapy for patients in the course of non-operative treatment of scoliosis.
The EOS accurate 3D measurement, including the 3D reconstruction of the ribcage for advanced brace computer assisted design (CAD), will assist orthotists in designing and fabricating better braces. Additionally, scoliosis patients require regular imaging during the initial design and delivery of the brace and over the course of care that frequently lasts many years. EOS ultra-low dose imaging will enable the center to safely scan the patients as many times as necessary with limited radiation exposure.
The EOS system is said to provide full-body stereo-radiographic images of patients in functional positions, in both 2D and 3D. EOS exams require a radiation dose 50% to 85% less than digital radiology, and 95% less than basic CT scans, as well as related software solutions. The new EOS Micro Dose option, recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), allows a further step towards the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) by bringing pediatric spine follow up exams at a dose level equivalent to a week of natural background radiation.
For further information about the company or the full body, low dose 2D/3D imaging system, please visit the EOS website.