New Orthopedic Imaging Reduces Radiation Exposure
Denver International Spine Center (DISC) is home to a new imaging and assessment suite, featuring EOS imaging technology that provides full-body, 2D and 3D images of patients using low-dose radiation.
The Denver International Spine Center is one of a few hospitals in the United States to have this technology and one of only two available in Colorado.
The full body imaging capabilities of EOS allow for comprehensive and accurate assessments of patients’ spinal alignment and scoliosis, with the additional benefit of markedly reduced radiation exposure.
The Benefits of EOS Imaging
- The EOS® system offers 50 to 85 percent less radiation than traditional X-ray systems and 95 percent less dose than basic computed tomography (CT) scans.
- Reducing radiation dose is particularly beneficial for children requiring frequent imaging, such as children with spinal deformities like scoliosis.
- An EOS full body exam takes less than 20 seconds for an adult and less than 15 seconds for a child. Total exam time for a full spine, including frontal and lateral views, takes about 4 minutes.
- The EOS exam produces simultaneous frontal and lateral images, which are then used to generate a 3D model of the patients’ spine or lower limbs. The models provide surgeons highly detailed information about each patient’s unique anatomy to help them diagnose patients.
- At Denver International Spine Center (DISC), we strive to provide the highest quality care while reducing radiation exposure to our patients.