Novel DR system captures whole-body images

November 27, 2007

Biospace Med is showing off an innovative low-dose, high-contrast EOS digital x-ray system that uses two matched sets of x-ray tubes and detectors. Designed specifically for whole-body scanning, the system relies on orthogonally mounted x-ray chains that scan the standing patient and acquire data in continuous top-to-bottom motion.

Biospace Med is showing off an innovative low-dose, high-contrast EOS digital x-ray system that uses two matched sets of x-ray tubes and detectors. Designed specifically for whole-body scanning, the system relies on orthogonally mounted x-ray chains that scan the standing patient and acquire data in continuous top-to-bottom motion. Because EOS does not stitch together several views like other digital radiography systems, distortions that can occur when separate images are bound together are avoided. EOS cleared the FDA in October as a 2D system, but the data sets obtained from the two imaging chains, aligned to capture front and side views, can be reformatted into 3D. Company executives plan to submit an application to the FDA later this month to clear this volumetric capability for market.