EOS Scan - Covered under MEDICARE
What is EOS imaging?
EOS imaging is a low-dose, weight-bearing X-ray technology. It can simultaneously take full-body, frontal and lateral (side view) images of the skeletal system of a patient in a standing or sitting position, using significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays or CT scans. A typical EOS scan at HSS has a radiation dose equivalent to about one-third that of the dose of a conventional X-ray of the same body parts.
The results gives you a detailed picture and measurements of the patient's lower limb, pelvic angles, spine position and leg length. The scan is bulk-billed on Medicare.
Using EOS, two dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) orthopedic images can be produced to assist doctors with the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of the spine, hips and knees.
What is EOS imaging used for?
EOS imaging is used for anatomical assessment of the entire musculoskeletal system and is invaluable for evaluating the following conditions:
balance and posture complications
bowleg and knock knee conditions
EOS is a pediatric-friendly scan. For some children and teens who require frequent imaging to monitor progress of a chronic skeletal or musculoskeletal condition (such as scoliosis), multiple doses of radiation from standard X-rays may unnecessarily increase their life-long radiation exposure. EOS can effectively replace standard X-rays in these instances and thereby reduce any risks associated with radiation exposure over their lifetime.
EOS Explanation Video