EOS The EOS Imaging System is a Nobel Prize- winning technology that will produce life size, whole body images with up to 85% less radiation compared to conventional X-rays. EOS provides full-body images of patients in a natural standing or seated position in both 2D and 3D. These weight-bearing images reveal a patient’s natural posture and allow physicians to analyze the interactions between bones, joints and ligaments from different angles. Research shows that the radiation from repeated X-rays increases the child’s risk factor for cancer later in life. This is a great concern to our medical team, as Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to providing the safest treatment available to children. Radiation exposure is cumulative over one’s lifespan, so it is particularly helpful for use with children who have the need for multiple imaging. In 2011, the first EOS system was acquired by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada. We have since added EOS at our other orthopaedic hospital sites.


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