Installation at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, a leading Hong Kong University Hospital
EOS imaging (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI), the pioneer in 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging, announced today that The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital has become the second hospital in Hong Kong to install the EOS® platform. The center’s stellar reputation for treating pediatric orthopedic and spinal surgeries is reinforced by their commitment to use the latest technologies while minimizing the radiation exposure for their patients.
The hospital was founded in 1955 by the Society for the Relief of Disabled Children and is now part of the highly ranked Hong Kong University Hospital network. The ability to visualize patient anatomy in 3D played an important role in the hospital’s decision to rely on EOS for diagnosis, treatment planning and control.
Professor Kenneth Cheung, Head of Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at The University of Hong Kong, and Director of the Early Onset Scoliosis Surgery program at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, commented, “As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best pediatric orthopedic care for our patients, we are excited to announce the installation of the EOS platform. The system will allow us to provide the frequent scans that our patients require, while the low-dose radiation will help prevent future health problems as the children grow.”
The EOS platform provides 2D and 3D full-body, stereo-radiographic images of patients in functional positions. EOS exams require a radiation dose 50% to 85% less than Digital Radiology and 95% less than basic CT scans. The new EOS Micro Dose system, recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, marks another important step towards the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Available). This latest technology has made the dose for a pediatric spine follow-up exam equivalent to a week of natural background radiation on Earth.
Marie Meynadier, CEO of EOS imaging, said, “We are thrilled to see the continued expansion of EOS systems in Asia. It’s always exciting when a highly-ranked institution such as the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital in Hong Kong adopts the technology knowing that so many more patients will benefit from the unique attributes of the EOS platform.”
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