EOS is an imaging device that provides images of the front, back, and side of the spine, as well as the lower extremities at the same time.
It is used in spinal curvatures, such as scoliosis and kyphosis, as well as angular deformities of the lower extremities.
The procedure takes approximately 20 seconds. Imaging begins once the patient is in the correct position. Images of the entire body or spine are taken, depending on the patient’s needs.
The device emits far less radiation than standard digital x-ray devices. The machine is equipped with a micro-dose feature, which is used for children—this dose is approximately 10 times less than the standard EOS dosage. The device can be used to visualize and measure the lower extremities prior to surgery. The device provides three-dimensional modeling, which assists surgeons prior to operations on knees and hips, and on patients suffering from scoliosis.