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October 4, 2012

Massachusetts hospital upgrades orthopaedic imaging technology

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts, US, has deployed the EOS low-dose 2D/3D imaging system for orthopaedic clinical use.

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MGH

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts, US, has deployed the EOS low-dose 2D/3D imaging system for orthopaedic clinical use.

The hospital will use the EOS imaging system for full-body imaging of patients, both in 2D and 3D, in a natural standing or seated position.

EOS imaging CEO Marie Meynadier said the adoption of EOS at Massachusetts General Hospital reflects the critical role of the technology in orthopaedic care.

"EOS is replacing traditional radiographic systems for obtaining weight-bearing surveys of the entire spine and lower extremities, while helping to improve patient throughput and technologist productivity and providing 3D information unavailable until now," Meynadier added.

"We are pleased that the system will be available to orthopedists in the MGH community, who are at the forefront of clinical care and medical research, as we continue our focus on expanding patient access to our leading 2D/3D imaging technology at centres across the US."

The system is designed to calculate a range of clinical parametrers necessary for diagnosis and surgical planning thereby enabling informed diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions such as scoliosis, degenerative spine conditions and lower limb joint conditions.

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EOS claims that the system delivers a radiation dose that is nine times lower than that of computed radiography X-ray and 20 times lower than basic CT scans.


Image: The EOS imaging system adopted by MGH will offer high-quality images while delivering a low radiation dose. Photo courtesy of William L. Herbert.

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