The EOS x-ray machine allows our medical team to quickly get the most accurate, non-CT full body scan possible of the patient in just seconds, all at a highly-reduced rate of radiation exposure.
Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
A new, state-of-the-art, 3-D x-ray machine housed at the new Orthopaedic Clinic at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) is the first of its kind in the Los Angeles Basin. The EOS ultra low dose, 2-D, 3-D imager is the first full body, low-dose imaging system—a total solution for orthopaedic imaging. LLUMC’s is only the third one on the West Coast.
A High Definition quality video about the EOS imager is available and may be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=877cyrZqFTA.
“We are extremely thrilled to have this amazing technology available to our patients and medical staff,” said Dr. Gary Botimer, Chair of Orthopaedics at LLUMC. “The EOS x-ray machine allows our medical team to quickly get the most accurate, non-CT full body scan possible of the patient in just seconds, all at a highly-reduced rate of radiation exposure.”
The EOS captures a whole or partial body image in a single scan without the need for stitching, all at an outstanding dose reduction; and research shows it delivers a radiation dose five to ten times lower than other conventional or digital x-ray equipment.
The system’s unique design allows physicians to not only image patients at an upright, weight bearing position but to simultaneously capture a bi-plane image. A vertical drive mechanism moves a C-arm down the desired height of the patient or any desired sub set of this length. The detector enables low dose image-capture creating a whole body image within about 20-seconds for an adult and about half as long for pediatric patients. Digital images are immediately available on the 2-d workstation. The images are contiguous, uninterrupted and require no stitching which saves time while improving image accuracy for diagnosis and treatment planning.
A 3-D workstation is also available, designed to generate a 3-D skeletal image from the two planar images without any additional patient radiation exposure. The 3-D model is unique because it is weight bearing, something currently unavailable even with CT.
“Seeing a scan of a patient in 3-D allows us such a greater opportunity to evaluate and treat our patients,” said Dr. Botimer. “It gives you so much more information than the more traditional x-rays.”
The ultra low dose EOS exams may be especially useful for patients with spinal disorders such as scoliosis—a spinal deformity condition affecting over 900-thousand people in the United States alone—as well as deformities of the upper or lower extremities.
The EOS machine is located at the new Orthopaedic Clinic at LLUMC East Campus at Professional Plaza, 25455 Barton Road, Suite 102B in Loma Linda. To schedule an appointment at the new clinic, call (909) 558-2808.
High Definition video is available for download here: https://www.yousendit.com/download/UVJoSmI1Y3lwTVhvS3NUQw
Raw footage of sound bites in HD and b-roll available for download here: https://www.yousendit.com/download/UVJoSmI1Y3k5NVVPd3NUQw
Please courtesy Loma Linda University Health.