1.1 The EOS 2D/3D imaging system is an emerging technology with potentially important clinical benefits. Current evidence shows there are some patient benefits for people with spinal deformities in terms of radiation dose reduction and increased throughput. However, those benefits alone are insufficient to justify the cost of the system. No clinical evidence was available to quantify the extent of patient benefits from the EOS system's imaging features including 3D reconstruction, weight-bearing whole-body imaging, and simultaneous posteroanterior (PA) and lateral imaging. Therefore, the EOS 2D/3D imaging system is not currently recommended for routine use in the NHS.
1.2 NICE encourages use of the EOS 2D/3D imaging system in specialist research settings to collect evidence about potentially important clinical benefits associated with 3D reconstruction, single image weight-bearing whole-body imaging and simultaneous PA and lateral imaging.