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EOS®: A Unique Low-Dose 2D/3D Imaging System
Low Dose. Brilliant Images. Impeccable Care.

In an effort to continue our commitment to providing the highest quality care, Cantor Spine Center offers EOS®, a low dose, 2D/3D imaging system dedicated to adult and pediatric patients with musculoskeletal pathologies. EOS® exams provide doctors and medical professionals with a clear view of your musculoskeletal condition while keeping your dose of radiation As Low as Diagnostically Acceptable (ALADA).

What is EOS?

The EOS® system provides low dose, full-body, images of patients in a weight-bearing, functional position. It is a bi-planar device that is based on two perpendicular X-ray beams that travel vertically while scanning the patient from head to toe. In a few seconds, the EOS® exam produces two simultaneous frontal and lateral, low-dose images of the patient’s entire body without magnification or stitching.

Using the two full-body images, 3D models of your skeleton are able to be created. Your doctor will use the accurate measurements and data from the 3D model to make your diagnosis and prepare a personalized treatment for you as part of your shared decision-making process.

What is EOS Imaging Used For?

EOS 3-D weight-bearing images enable the Cantor Spine Center physicians to get the most accurate view of your spine and lower limbs in a natural standing position. EOS can be used for evaluating conditions, such as:

What are the Benefits for Patients?

The EOS® system delivers 50% to 85% less radiation than traditional X-ray systems and 95% less dose than computed tomography (CT) scans. Reducing radiation dose is particularly beneficial for children requiring frequent imaging, such as children with spinal deformities like scoliosis. The Micro Dose feature further reduces radiation exposure, offering frontal and lateral pediatric full spine images at a dose that’s equivalent to only a week’s worth of natural radiation.

What Type of Images does EOS Provide?

EOS provides high image quality in a weight-bearing position. Most imaging modalities capture images while you are lying down. With EOS®, you will be standing or sitting during your exam. By capturing exams in an upright, weight-bearing position; our physicians are able to better evaluate your global posture; understand the relationship between your spine, pelvis, and lower limbs; as well as the compensatory mechanisms of the lower limbs.

This additional data is critical for our physicians to improve diagnosis and treatment decisions and plan more precise surgical interventions, which can help to improve patient outcomes.

EOS imaging is available at both Cantor Spine Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, call (954) 567-1332.