Orthopaedic imaging (EOS)
We have a specialist orthopaedic imaging facility at the University Hospital of North Tees. The EOS is a unique piece of equipment which provides head to toe images in two planes simultaneously.
This allows the whole spine to be imaged in one exposure giving a much more accurate picture without any distortion. The EOS is a particularly low dose digital machine so is especially suitable for children.
The EOS can also image complete leg examinations including, hips, knees and ankles on one image with one exposure. This facility is used to assess patients before lower limb surgery, for example patients who are having knee replacement surgery.
The EOS has its own software package that can produce 3D images of the spine which can be used to plan orthopaedic surgery.