Updated on 5 November 2015
Tokyo: Paris-headquartered EOS imaging has successfully installed its new imaging system at Kudanzaka Hospital in Japan. This installation is expected to provide a beneficial opportunity to more than 1,000 patients per year who undergo spine surgeries in Japan.
The EOS system will be housed in a new building located in the immediate vicinity of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, which will open to patients on November 24, 2015. Kudanzaka Hospital is associated with the Tokyo Medical University.
Commenting on the installation, Marie Meynadier, CEO of EOS imaging said, "As the importance of sagittal balance and global posture restoration continues to be established as key for spine surgery, the EOS system becomes an obvious choice for hospitals because it provides a full-body, weight-bearing scan and 3D clinical parameters. The fact that the two leading spine centers in Japan have adopted the EOS technology is a positive indication that the Japanese healthcare community prioritizes excellence in orthopedic imaging coupled with a drastic reduction of the risks associated with medical imaging irradiation."
EOS explained that its platform provides 2D and 3D full-body, stereo-radiographic images of patients in functional positions. EOS exams require a radiation dose 50% to 85% less than Digital Radiology and 95% less than basic CT scans.
The new EOS Micro Dose system, recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, marks another important step towards the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Available) for the company. This latest technology has made the dose for a pediatric spine follow-up exam equivalent to a week's worth of natural background radiation on Earth.