EOS Imaging System

Also known as: EOS X-ray imaging system.

What is an EOS imaging system?

An EOS imaging system is a form of X-ray that creates a 3-D image of the body. It delivers greater detail than a standard X-ray with a much lower dose of radiation.


What happens during the procedure?

The patient stands up for the EOS imaging procedure. The patient will enter a booth, and the scan takes in total about 20 seconds. No protective apron is required during the scan due to the low dose of radiation given.


Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparation is needed for this test.


What are the risk factors?

There are no significant risk factors related to an EOS imaging system. The dose of radiation delivered is very low, so the risk of cancer is also quite small.


Reviewed by: Stephen G George, MD

This page was last updated on: 11/2/2018 11:50:35 AM

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