What is an EOS Scan?
EOS imaging captures comprehensive full-body images of patients in a standing position, achieving a remarkable reduction in radiation exposure. Furthermore, EOS images offer exceptional detail, for doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors to devise effective treatment plans.
It can be used across all age groups, making EOS a valuable tool in various scenarios where patients seek to minimise radiation exposure, particularly in cases requiring extensive weight-bearing images. This imaging technology is particularly crucial for pediatric patients dealing with conditions such as scoliosis, a spinal curvature ailment, or other situations necessitating frequent or repetitive X-ray examinations. EOS imaging takes front on and side on images of the whole body, spine, and lower limb in one scan, with relevant measurements made off these images.
What do I need to do before and during an EOS scan?
Please remove any jewellery or metal clothing before the procedure. You will be situated in an open cubicle and instructed to remain still during the scan. A support bar is accessible to assist with maintaining stillness if needed. The entire procedure, including the scan, takes less than a minute. There is no need to hold your breath, and you won't perceive any visual or auditory stimuli, only a humming sound will be present as the image is captured.
What are the benefits of an EOS Scan?
EOS technology employs a minimal dose of radiation, ensuring safety during imaging procedures. Notably swift, an entire body scan takes approximately 20 seconds for adults and just 15 seconds for children, with instant accessibility to the high-quality images. These detailed images significantly enhance a doctor's capacity to observe, diagnose, and treat orthopedic conditions with precision. The 3D full body scans offer health professionals a comprehensive view of the patient's skeleton, beyond traditional X-rays, with a radiation dose of less than 50 percent. This results in more accurate and superior quality images.. Such detailed information equips surgeons more information which can be sued to inform surgical planning for optimal patient care.