EOS imaging, a developer of medical imaging systems, has received CE mark clearance for its hipEOS, a 3D hip arthroplasty planning software based on EOS biplanar 3D imaging.

hipEOS, the first offering of a software portfolio to be associated with the EOS imaging system is based on EOS low dose 3D images and technology from OneFit Medical, a company EOS imaging acquired in late 2013.

Nancy University Hospital in France professor Didier Mainard said hipEOS enables physicians and surgeons to select the best fit prosthesis for each patient using 2D and 3D images and the EOS imaging data set.

"The 3D element of the software takes a lot of the guesswork out of prosthesis sizing and should allow surgeons to perform these replacements more efficiently thanks to better visualization," Mainard added.

The company will initially deploy hipEOS as an online service to assist surgeons in hip prosthesis selection and placement simulation based on 3D images generated by the EOS system.

EOS imaging CEO Marie Meynadier said the acquisition of OneFit and subsequent development of surgical planning software such as hipEOS allow the company to associate to its unique imaging platform offerings with strong value for the surgical care pathways.

"The EOS system, with its 2D/3D capabilities, redefines a class for musculoskeletal imaging, and the addition of complementary software will further strengthen and extend this core offering," Meynadier added.

"hipEOS is the first step towards the development of a comprehensive offering of dedicated, surgeon-centric software and hardware tools based on EOS’ unique technology."