If you know, EOS is a low-dose- weight-bearing X-Ray technology. Images of the human body or the skeletal system can be produced in 2D or 3D form.

The entire anatomical assessment of the musculoskeletal system can be evaluated easily with this type of scanning. Balance and posture complications, Scoliosis, hip dysplasia, limb length discrepancies, kyphosis, etc. These conditions can be easily examined by EOS Imaging scanners. It also supports orthopedic surgeons by giving an assessment for hip replacement and knee replacement surgeries.  Pediatric and Adult spine conditions require advanced scanning such as EOS Scanning.


Some of the benefits of EOS Imaging System are as follows –

  • Less radiation compared to a conventional X-Ray or CT Scan.
  • Better understanding can be drawn of how the bones relate to each other by producing full-body images.
  • 3D images that are needed for Pre-surgical planning are made available.
  • Both children and adults can use EOS Imaging.


 Procedure for EOS Scanning requires no specific preparation but informs the radiographer if you are pregnant or not as the safety of the unborn child is the number one priority and that might require a different approach. Remove certain items such as watches, necklaces as they contain metal objects such as zips, and might not produce good and high-end images.


Working of EOS

In an EOS scanning, the patient is advised to stand or sit in an upright position inside a scanning cabin. 2D and 3DXray Imaging Systems produce images of the spine and joints are produced by the narrow X-Ray Beams i.- Horizontal and Vertical.

A technician will help you to stand in the correct position. A 30-40 seconds laser positioning process will take place to make sure if the patient is in the right position. It usually takes around 15 – 20 seconds for the complete procedure. It is advised to stay still while the radiographer instructs or any movement may create a blurred image resulting in faulty scanning. After the scanning has been performed the radiographer checks the result to confirm if there is any blurred image and this process can take several minutes. There is no need for concern and it is very common.


Why EOS Imaging? 

  • Less radiation and less risk are involved especially for those with conditions such as – Scoliosis. As the patient needs regular scans and often for a long period of time.
  • Faster images with high picture quality can be produced by EOS Imaging.
  • Assisting doctors to plan their pre-surgery planning and comprehend any medical issues.

The potential damage caused by X-Ray radiation is cumulative and EOS delivers around one-third of the radiation compared to the conventional X-Rays.

EOS Imaging Systems can be Cost- Prohibitive. That being said it provides medical professionals a highly accurate view of the musculoskeletal system. These are specialized machines and are the most effective when dealing with rare degenerative diseases, particularly in children. The benefit of EOS scanning is more important than the risk involved. No evidence of risk is associated with EOS as it is very low and the radiation dose is reduced by 50% comparatively to Digital radiology systems and around 95% less than the basic CT Scans.