Recommendation ID
Research is needed to quantify the health outcome benefits associated with imaging improvements with the EOS system. Examples of such benefits might include reduced back pain or reduced postural difficulties in people with scoliosis, or longer lasting and less painful joint replacements. Although research into the use of the EOS system is appropriate for all the indications included in the scope, the research most likely to be useful is for planning hip and knee replacement, including patient selection, device selection, and surgical approach. Joint replacement operations are more common than the other indications and the EOS system is thought to be most likely to provide benefit to these patients.
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Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
The EOS 2D/3D imaging system
Date issued
October 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No