EOS Spinal and Body Imaging

EOS imaging, is an innovative ultra-low dose X-Ray system that scans a patient whilst they are standing or sitting in an upright weight-bearing position, which allows specialists to assess the alignment of the spine and the alignment between the spine, pelvis, hips and lower limbs.

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EOS equipment

What is EOS Spinal and Body Imaging?

EOS imaging, is an innovative ultra-low dose X-Ray system that scans a patient whilst they are standing or sitting in an upright weight-bearing position, which allows specialists to assess the alignment of the spine and the alignment between the spine, pelvis, hips and lower limbs. The EOS images can be used before and after spinal surgery to help the surgeon make an individualised treatment plan for you.

What preparation is required?

There is no special preparation required.

Metal objects such as jewellery and coins, need to be removed prior to the scan as they can be detected on the EOS images and may affect image quality.

You may be provided with a gown to wear instead of your own clothes, as some materials can be seen on the EOS scan.

How is an EOS scan taken?

You will stand or sit upright in the EOS machine for approximately 20 seconds while the EOS scan is performed. The EOS scan uses two thin X-Ray beams to simultaneously capture both front and side images of your spine and body.

How long does an EOS scan take?

An EOS scan can image the entire spine in less than 20 seconds.

A traditional X-Ray of the spine can take up to 20 minutes.

What is the Radiation dose of the EOS scan?

EOS scans use an ultra-low dose X-Ray protocol to achieve a radiation dose of less than 10% compared to a traditional X-Ray.

How much does an EOS scan cost?

Our booking coordinators will be able to advise you of any costs involved with your EOS Scan.

When will I get my results?

The images obtained from your EOS scan are recorded digitally and stored on our system.

The images will be available electronically to your referrer immediately after your EOS scan is completed by the technologist.

The images from the scan will then be interpreted by a subspecialist Radiologist who will report the scan then send an authorised report electronically to your referrer.

What will happen if I am pregnant?

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please inform the administration booking team at the time of booking your appointment. The need for the EOS scan will be discussed with the Radiologist.

Request an appointment

It’s easy to request your appointment with us online. Whether you’re a referrer scheduling a visit on someone’s behalf, or you’re a patient with one of our Beyond Radiology forms, simply click ‘Request an appointment’ to start the process.

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