With EOS®, radiologists and orthopedists can now for the first time, have a full view of their patient’s skeleton: life-size, naturally weight-bearing, in 3D, from all angles. All this with a reduction of radiation exposure. All this with a fast workflow. All this thanks to a Nobel-Prize invention. See the following videos for more details.
EOS® captures simultaneous frontal and lateral head-to-toe images of patients in the upright, weight bearing position.
EOS® technology uses two perpendicular X-ray beams collimated in two very thin, horizontal, fan-shaped beams and two Nobel Prize winning technology detectors.
Fan-beam x-rays and detectors are mounted on a C-arm and scan all or part of the patient’s body. This allows for frontal and lateral X-rays of a patient to be carried out simultaneously. Two variable gain detectors detect line by line an extremely high contrast digital radiograph, while the dose administered to the patient does not exceed a dose equivalent to the exposure that results from few transatlantic flights.
With medical imaging usage increasing over the last 25 years, reducing the patient’s exposure to X-ray doses has been a top priority of the medical imaging community for several years.
EOS® is showing the way: The Nobel-Prize technology of EOS® allows a significant reduction of radiation dose.
The automatic adjustment of the gain of the detector allows a radical improvement in contrast performance at a very low dose. EOS® directly addresses the ALARA (As Low As Reasonalbly Achievable) principle of radiation.
The patient stands or sits inside the EOS® booth, then an X-ray of the whole body is taken in less than 20 seconds for an adult and less than 15 seconds for a child.
The EOS® exam is performed by a linear scan of the C-arm and two very fine x-ray beams. The C-arm supports two separate imaging systems capable of simultaneously capturing both frontal and lateral images. Digital images are immediately available on the 2D workstation.
In only twenty seconds or less, two full body digital radiographs are taken. No stitching, no cassette handling: EOS® is not only highly accurate but also saves technologist and patient waiting time during busy clinics.
The EOS® is intended for use in general radiographic examinations and applications, excluding the evaluation of lung nodules and examinations involving fluoroscopy, angiography, and mammography. As with all diagnostic X-ray products, providers should weight the risks and benefits of performing the X-ray examination and always obtain examinations with "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA) concept in mind.
Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.