What is an EOS Scan?
An EOS scanner is a sophisticated diagnostic imaging machine that uses low dose X-Ray technology to create high-resolution 2D and 3D rotational images of the entire body or specific regions in just a few seconds, usually targeting the spine, hips or legs.
Our EOS scanner allows accurate assessment of scoliosis and other mal-alignment, disc or joint conditions. The scanner utilises artificial intelligence to allow rapid and accurate measurement of spinal alignment and other biometric measurements.
Leg Length Measurements
EOS allows precision, millimetre-accuracy, leg length measurements to accurately calculate leg length discrepancies, which can guide clinical management and surgical planning.
EOS Orthopaedic Surgical Planning
EOS provides surgeons with a simple low dose technique that enables advanced Orthopaedic surgical planning to assist with precise pre-operative mapping and measurement of spine, hip and knee anatomy, including acetabular coverage, and femoral and acetabular version, to assist with management and surgical planning such as for Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, and spinal surgery, and supports more seamless surgical workflows.
In the post-operative setting, progress EOS studies allow the clinician to assess and monitor alignment and stability following spinal and joint replacement surgery.
Advanced EOS Technology
EOS imaging is a unique, highly sophisticated, low dose technology that offers a lower radiation dose alternative to some X-Ray and CT studies. The scanner uses paired dynamic X-Ray machines to create a detailed 3 dimensional image of your body, which is reconstructed using AI to create image maps of the spine, hips, knees and legs.
Radiation Dose in EOS
EOS scans, like all medical imaging tests, are only performed when your referring clinician has considered the benefits of the scan to significantly outweigh any small theoretical risks associated with the tiny radiation dose used for the scan.
Our EOS scanner uses a significantly reduced radiation dose compared to conventional X-Ray and CT scanners.
EOS is generally not recommended for pregnant patients.
Please advise our staff if you are pregnant or think you might be.
What Happens During My EOS Appointment?
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire which includes information about your health, medical and surgical history. Please be mindful of documenting any prior spinal or joint surgery which may assist with image analysis.
Our staff may ask you to change into a gown for your scan. The scan itself usually takes less than 30 seconds.
PRS bulk bills all Medicare-eligible EOS scan referrals.
Our specialist Gold Coast based radiologist doctors will analyse your EOS scan following your appointment, and your results and images will be promptly electronically delivered to your referrer, typically the same day. Urgent results are typically telephoned through to your referrer.
You will need to return to see your referrer to obtain and discuss your results.
Our radiologists are always happy to discuss the scan findings with your referrer, and suggest any further tests or imaging guided procedures that may be appropriate in further management.