Study shows EOS imaging technology provides greater accuracy with lower radiation

16 May 2013 (Last Updated May 16th, 2013 18:30)

Paris-based developer of orthopaedic 2D and 3D imaging technologies EOS imaging has announced positive results from a study of its patented medical imaging system, EOS.

Paris-based developer of orthopaedic 2D and 3D imaging technologies EOS imaging has announced positive results from a study of its patented medical imaging system, EOS.

According to the research, lower limb imaging through the EOS system is more accurate and provides lower radiation exposure compared with computed radiography (CR) or CT scans.

EOS imaging CEO Marie Meynadier said; "This research continues to confirm that EOS offers both the most accurate weight-bearing orthopedic scans as well as the least amount of radiation exposure, eliminating the need to compromise scan quality or monitoring frequency in order to limit dose.

The study, 'EOS Low-dose Biplanar Radiography: The New Gold Standard in Radiographic Assessment of Lower Limb Lengths?' evaluated the imaging of a phantom limb to compare measurement accuracy and radiation dose.

"According to the research, lower limb imaging through the EOS system is more accurate and provides lower radiation exposure compared with computed radiography (CR) or CT scans."

The researchers assessed phantom limb in a standardised position with three different modalities, such as CR, scanogram CTi and EOS - at both slow and fast speeds - and concluded that EOS was more accurate at a faster speed over conventional CT and CR to assess bone length, while offering much lower radiation exposure.

EOS recently presented the study at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Commenting on the presentation, Meynadier said; "We hope the research discussed at POSNA will serve as a model for pediatric centers across the world as they work to provide the highest quality orthopaedic care."

Claimed to be the first and only full-body, low-dose 3D imaging technology available for orthopaedic care, the EOS imaging system has been designed to support the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle of radiation dose management.