Biospace med said that the EOS can capture head-to-toe images of children (and adults) in a standing, weight-bearing position with a considerable reduction in radiation dosage up to 89% less than CR (computed radiography) in the spine area. With 3D bone-modeling made possible by the sterEOS workstation, the relative positions of each vertebra are established, thereby providing enhanced clinical parameters for surgical-planning purposes and follow-up.

Peter Newton, MD of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, said: “Use of the EOS imaging system will have a significant impact in pediatric imaging for spine, as it allows us for the first time to visualize in 3D the spine deformations in a standing, weight-bearing position as well as retrieve fundamental clinical parameters for surgical planning. This is all done at a significantly reduced radiation exposure and enables repeat exams for a better follow-up from childhood to adulthood.

“Reduction of radiation exposure is especially important for children and adolescents who have scoliosis or other types of musculoskeletal disorders that are being followed on a frequent basis, and therefore need to have regular x-rays over a long period of time in order to watch the progression of their condition and treatment. A technology that can reduce radiation exposure up to 9 times compared to a conventional CR x-ray1 is a major breakthrough for orthopedic imaging especially for the pediatric population.”

Marie Meynadier, chief executive officer of Biospace med, said: “We are making significant progress in our mission to establish our EOS imager and its 3D bone-modeling sterEOS workstation as standard of care in the imaging of pediatric and adult populations for all orthopedic indications that require a true weight-bearing assessment to ensure the best possible treatment-planning.”