EOS imaging: Connecting imaging to care
The Spine and Scoliosis Center of Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates specializes in the treatment of all spinal disorders. It is comprised of board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons who treat adult and pediatric spinal pathology. The focus of the practice is to rehabilitate patients with spinal disorders, while collaborating closely with physical therapists and interventional pain management professionals.
At the Spine and Scoliosis Center, we treat common conditions, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis and degenerative arthritis of the spine. Our area of expertise is the surgical management of adult and pediatric spinal deformity.
Who uses EOS?
All of the board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic surgeons in the Spine and Scoliosis Center use EOS.
What is EOS?
EOS is a low-dose 2D/3D imaging system that scans the patient standing up or sitting down. An EOS exam shows a patient's natural weight-bearing posture and allows the physician to see the interaction between the joints and the rest of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, hips and legs.
What are the benefits of EOS?
Reduced radiation dose
An EOS scan delivers a radiation dose that is 50%-85% less than a general X-ray and 95% less than basic CT scans.
EOS is an excellent option for patients with progressive conditions such as scoliosis and other spinal deformities that require frequent imaging to monitor disease progression.
Diagnostics and image accuracy
Weight-bearing 2D/3D images in an upright, standing or sitting position give us the most accurate view of the spine and lower limbs. We can better evaluate balance and posture and analyze the bones, joints and ligaments from multiple angles. This type of imaging enables us to view all areas of the body with one image, rather than stitching together multiple images. It provides us an accurate view of the musculoskeletal system that is essential to diagnosis and treatment planning.
Where can I go for EOS Imaging?
The Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates' Spine and Scoliosis Center, located at 14 Technology Dr., Suite, 12 East Setauket, NY 11733, is currently the only site in Suffolk County with the ability to utilize EOS Imaging. To schedule an appointment, call (631) 444-4233.
For more information about EOS: ask our expert, Dr. Wesley Carrion, Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics.