New technology creates 2D and 3D images of children with musculoskeletal conditions

A new imaging system has been installed at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), now providing the most precise and safest way to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions in children.

This is the region's first and only standalone ambulatory care provider with this imaging system. The EOS Imaging System allows physicians to diagnose and treat kids, and it will also limit children's exposure to radiation. The technology targeted specifically to radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons also delivers accurate diagnosis, surgical planning and monitoring of bone and joint diseases. 

“With this technology now on site, patients and their families will have peace of mind knowing they have access to an imaging system that offers safe, low-dose and highly accurate exams,” said Anthony A. Scaduto, MD, president and chief executive officer of OIC in a statement.  “As many of these children suffer from complex conditions that often require frequent imaging exams, we are glad they won’t need to add the fear of radiation exposure to their already complex concerns."

Another feature of the imaging system is that it is able to simultaneously create 2D and 3D images of the skeleton in a natural standing position.

“Our entire organization is committed to delivering the best orthopaedic care to children so they can go on to lead healthy, active lives,” said OIC Medical Director Mauricio Silva, MD, in a statement.