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Children with scoliosis and kyphosis have access to one of the world's most advanced imaging systems at the Spine Center.
The EOS™ imaging system is a state-of-the art machine that:
The EOS system's unique design allows us to take pictures of your child or teen, while either standing or sitting. Images of your child while standing show the spine and other joints as they naturally bear the body's weight.
We all have daily exposure to small amounts of radiation, called “background radiation.” It comes from our sun and stars, but also from the Earth itself.
X-rays, CT scans, and other medical imaging tests that use nuclear medicine all expose you to radiation.
No single test is of concern in your overall exposure to radiation, but each exposure adds up over your lifetime. Some people who have had a large number of radiation exposures may be at increased risk of getting cancer.
Children with scoliosis or kyphosis often need scans of their spine and joints on a regular basis over many years.
The EOS imaging system uses FDA-approved micro dose radiation. This means we can ensure that your child receives the lowest dose of radiation as possible to monitor his or her condition.
Do you have questions about EOS imaging or want to make an appointment?
Contact the Spine Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC at 412-692-5530.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.