EOS Imaging (formerly known as Biospace Med) announced today that its sterEOS 3D orthopedic imaging workstation has been granted FDA approval for generating 3D images of lower limbs in patients as young as 15. The system, which was previously cleared by the FDA for imaging the spine in pediatric patients, simultaneously captures two orthogonal X-ray images of the patient to produce a 3D representation of the target bones.
From the product page:
EOS 3D images are created via unique, patented software involving algorithms that use statistical modeling and shape recognition techniques to create an accurate rendering from only two planar images. 3D skeletal envelope images can be obtained for the spine, the femur and the tibia. No additional radiation is required– reducing dose exposure at an irradiation cost which is more than 100 times below that of a 3D CT scan2. Unlike CT, EOS images are acquired in an upright position, enabling improved diagnosis available only with weight bearing positioning.
sterEOS 3D modeling allows the display of bone position, rotation and orientation. It also enables the display in different perspectives, together with accurate clinical parameters for pre- and post-op surgical planning.
Announcement: EOS imaging receives additional FDA clearance of its sterEOS workstation for 3D orthopedic imaging of lower limb disorders and deformities…
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