RESTORE Orthopedics & Spine Center today announced the acquisition of the revolutionary EOS® imaging System, the first technology capable of providing full body 2D/3D images of patients using low-dose radiation. RESTORE is the only private practice orthopedic clinic in California offering the EOS® technology.
Developed based on Nobel Prize-winning research, the EOS® system is a unique combination of low-dose X-ray imaging technology, software and services used throughout treatment for skeletal conditions, particularly those affecting the spine, hip and knee. Patients receive a radiation dose that is two to three times less than a general X-ray and 20 times less than basic CT scans. Reducing radiation exposure reduces the risk of future cancers, particularly in children with deformities that require frequent imaging.
In addition to low-dose radiation, EOS® technology provides highly accurate images that are consistent in scale, with no magnification or distortion. In less than 20 seconds, an EOS® exam simultaneously captures two full body, weight-bearing images of the skeletal system that can be processed with the system’s SterEOS® software to produce a 2D or 3D model of the patient’s spine or lower limbs. These models provide precise anatomical detail to better assist doctors in diagnosing, treating and monitoring patients with spine disorders.
The models also help educate patients and families so they can make informed treatment choices. Dealing with spine deformities and disorders can be challenging, especially for parents making decisions for their children. RESTORE offers personalized attention for every patient, including various conservative treatment options, and considers education an essential element of its approach to compassionate, lifelong care. The EOS® system complements this approach by allowing low-dose scanning and 3D images to review patient progress and determine next steps.
“Each life is valuable and deserves access to safe, state-of-the-art medical care,” said Samuel Bederman, MD, PhD. “The RESTORE team is extremely excited to offer the cutting-edge EOS® technology to patients in our community and throughout the region,” added CEO, Gregory Carlson, MD.
About RESTORE Orthopedics & Spine Center
Opening in 2015, RESTORE is a full service orthopedic clinic offering unmatched care, safety and experience for all orthopedic conditions in one convenient location.