EOS Imaging’s technology provides both two- and three-dimensional full-body orthopedic scans for patients in both a standing and seated position. The company has just succeeded in installing the system at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, N.Y., and the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis, Minn.
The EOS system delivers a radiation dose reported to be nine times lower than that of computed radiography X-ray and 20 times lower than basic CT (computed tomography) scans to support the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle of radiation. The department of radiology and imaging at HSS intends to incorporate EOS into regular clinical care for both pediatric and adult patients.
“The installation of EOS at the 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,” said Marie Meynadier, CEO of EOS 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.”
Other hospitals that have adopted the EOS system are the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. With the addition of HSS and Mayo, the system has now been adopted by five top-ranked U.S. hospitals (ranked by U.S. News & World Report).
French company EOS has its U.S. base in Cambridge, Mass. Its imaging system has been cleared for market in 30 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and the European Union.