December 13, 2016
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) announced today that it now provides healthcare’s most precise and safest way to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions in children through the installation of the highly renowned EOS Imaging System (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI). As the region’s first and only standalone ambulatory care provider with this technology, OIC will use the EOS Imaging System to more accurately diagnose and treat kids while limiting their exposure to radiation. The imaging system delivers extremely precise images of a child’s limbs and spine.
“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, M.D., president and chief executive officer of OIC. “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.”
Born from a technology awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics to Georges Charpak, the EOS® system is the first imaging solution able to simultaneously create a 2D and 3D image of the skeleton in a natural standing position with a very low radiation dose. Specifically adapted to the needs of orthopaedic surgeons and radiologists, the EOS 2D/3D® exam allows a better accuracy of diagnosis, surgical planning, and monitoring of bone and joint diseases.
Medical imaging plays an extremely important role in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions in children and has led to significant medical advances. There are many types (or modalities) of medical imaging procedures that are used on children – from conventional X-rays to fluoroscopy to computed tomography (CT) – and the prudent use of any is critical as children are relatively more vulnerable to radiation risks than adults. This is partly due to the fact that there is a longer life expectancy (in which to manifest potential radiation-induced health concerns) and partly because the care of children can be more complicated. EOS imaging is the pioneer in 2D/3D orthopaedic medical imaging and is the safest and most accurate technology available.
“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, M.D. “The addition of the EOS Imaging System to our already existing technologies further provides our physicians and staff the tools they need to help make this possible.”
About Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, Orthopaedic Institute for Children receives 60,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.
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