Orthopaedic Institute for Children Installs EOS Imaging System for the Safe and Accurate Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Conditions

New Technology Delivers Precise Images of a Child’s Limbs and
Spine; Helps Physicians Treat Kids While Limiting Exposure to Radiation

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#musculoskeletal–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.

Contacts

Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Camille Strickland, 213-742-1501
CStrickland@mednet.ucla.edu

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