What is EOS orthopaedic imaging?
EOS is the first medical imaging system that provides three-dimensional, full-body images from the front and side while the patient is in a functional position (standing). This innovative technique is the leading method for monitoring spinal conditions. EOS is also recommended in the field of orthopaedics.
Being able to view the body in a weight-bearing position is very useful for certain medical conditions affecting the feet, knees and hips as well as for measuring the mechanical axis of the leg. An EOS scan will help your surgeon to better plan your surgery, particularly if you are undergoing a procedure where fixation materials and prostheses are being inserted.
This innovative technology uses X-ray beams but the radiation dose is nearly ten times lower than that used in standard X-ray examinations.
How do I prepare for the examination?
No special preparation is required before this examination.
What will happen during the examination?
A radiographer will ensure that you are standing correctly in the device. It is very important that you keep in this position and stay as still as possible during the examination so that the system can generate a high-quality overview of your spine or legs.
How long will the examination take?
An EOS scan takes approximately 10 minutes.
Who will give me the results?
The radiographer will calculate measurements using the generated images and send these to the doctor who referred you for the examination.
Your doctor will then discuss the conclusions that he or she draws from these measurements and use them to plan your surgery.