Denmark’s Odense University Hospital (OUH) has become the first hospital in Scandinavia to deploy EOS imaging’s EOS low-dose 2D / 3D system for orthopaedic clinical care.
EOS’s imaging system delivers lower radiation doses, when compared to digital X-ray and CT scans, and also provides full-body 2D and 3D images of the patient’s skeleton in a natural standing or seated position.
OUH radiology department head Jens Karstoft said the hospital is incorporating the system into its clinical practice, as the advanced orthopaedic imaging technology it uses reduces radiation exposure levels for patients.
"With the EOS system, we not only require [a few] scans to precisely diagnose even complex conditions, but also expose patients to a substantially lower radiation dose," Karstoft added.
EOS low-dose 2D / 3D imaging system calculates a range of clinical parameters required for diagnosis and surgical planning.
The parameters enable more informed diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions, such as scoliosis, degenerative spine and lower limb joint conditions.
According to various study reports, doses delivered by EOS’s system are up to nine times less, compared to computed radiography X-ray, and 20 times lower than low dose CT scans.
EOS imaging CEO Marie Meynadier said: "As such, we are pleased to have the EOS system, based upon Nobel Prize-winning technology, now available to clinicians and patients in Scandinavia to enable high-quality imaging with optimised safety."