Reuters—January 7, 2013
The EOS system provides full-body images of patients in a natural standing or seated position in both 2D and 3D, while delivering a radiation dose reported to be nine times lower than that of computed radiography X-ray and 20 times lower than basic CT scans to support the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle of radiation. The Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS will be incorporating EOS into regular clinical care for both pediatric and adult patients.
Marie Meynadier, CEO of EOS imaging, said, "The installation of EOS at Hospital for Special Surgery is an exciting milestone for the technology and the company, as we continue to work with top medical centers to establish the system as the new standard of care for low-dose orthopedic imaging. We believe the EOS system ideally complements the hospital`s focus on delivering state-of-the-art orthopedic care, and look forward to its continued integration into clinical practice."
Unique in orthopedics, the EOS system is able to provide a broad range of clinical parameters, allowing for more informed diagnosis, surgical planning and treatment of conditions including scoliosis, degenerative spine diseases and lower limb joint conditions. Recent research has demonstrated the advantages of holistic 3D imaging with EOS for assessing musculoskeletal alignment, particularly regarding the spine and lower limbs.
Hospital for Special Surgery is an international leader in orthopedic surgery and rheumatology, performing more than 26,000 surgeries last year. It has been named the number one hospital in the U.S. for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for three years in a row. The EOS system is installed in the new Lerner Children's Pavilion at HSS, which was opened in mid-2012 to focus on the treatment and rehabilitation of children with complex musculoskeletal conditions.
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