What is BIPLANE IMAGING (EOS)?
BIPLANE IMAGING (EOS) is a radically new imaging system, evolved from a Nobel – prize invention. For the first time ever, it allows radiologists and orthopedic surgeons to obtain a life-size full-body image of
your skeleton in 3D, in your natural standing position. The functional position you live in as opposed to the position you may be operated in. And this in less than 20 seconds, and with a significant reduction in radiation exposure.
Why BIPLANE IMAGING (EOS)?
Natural weight bearing position in 3D: In many cases, weight-bearing position is key to diagnose and understand a patient’s orthopedic problem. The natural position of the body, when we are standing up and weight bearing on our joint (spine, hips, knees, …), shows the complex interactions between all the parts of our skeleton (called the “global balance”). For instance, our tendency to shift our weight from one hip to the other if one of our knees is painful.
What are the Unique
Advantages of BIPLANE IMAGING (EOS)?
NOBEL PRIZE WINNING TECHNOLOGY
(high energy physics particle detector) increases image sensitivity up to nearly tenfold compared to traditional x-rays, thus considerably decreasing the potential amount of radiation. The signal produced and its detection are reduced to a thin line of x-rays, the amount of radiation is limited to the bare minimum, and therefore produces an enhanced image with few scatter effect and high contrast.
ULTRA LOW DOSE FOR ADULT MICRO DOSE FOR CHILDREN
Less radiation exposure for a full body image
Because BIPLANE IMAGING (EOS) uses from 6 to 9 times less radiation than x-rays, it is particularly important for children with scoliosis, or for patients with conditions that might require long or repeated x-ray exams.
2D/3D WEIGHT BEARING WHOLE BODY
BIPLANE IMAGING (EOS) captures the whole skeletal system in a single scan. Frontal and lateral images are obtained simultaneously and presented as an accurate depiction in 1:1 scale, 3D model of the patient standing up. This allows physicians to evaluate and diagnose any joint condition in weight-bearing position and provide better treatment plan and precise bone adjustment.
An entire body scan takes about 20 seconds for an adult and about 10 seconds for a child, and the images can be reviewed instantly.
Who should use BIPLANE IMAGING (EOS)?
BIPLANE IMAGING (EOS) is especially useful for patients:
- Children or adults with scoliosis, hip, knee, or spine problems.
- Whose musculoskeletal problems may be easier to see in a natural standing weight bearing in 3D.
- Who require a significant radiological monitoring and need to limit the exposure to radiation.
What can I expect?
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- The medical team will ask you to get prepared, as you would for a conventional X-ray exam.
- Step inside the Biplane Imaging booth, per the guidance of the imaging professional.
- Remain completely still. The medical team will tell you when the scan will start. As the scanner moves vertically, remain motionless. The scan takes from 5 to 20 seconds.
- That’s it, your Biplane Imaging scan is complete. The medical team can start assessing the image immediately.