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Shriners Hospitals for Children Unveils EOS Low Dose Imaging System

SPRINGFIELD — Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield celebrated the grand opening of its new EOS Low Dose Imaging System today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. In attendance were donors who collectively donated $1 million for the purchase of the system, which uses Nobel Prize-winning technology.

“The EOS Imaging System uses 91{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} less radiation than a traditional X-ray,” said Lee Kirk, hospital administrator. “We are excited to bring this remarkable, life-changing technology to our patients and families.”

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield is the only hospital in Western Mass. offering this new technology.

“The beauty of this technology is that it is low-dose, fast, and stress-free, which are all great benefits to our pediatric patients,” said Kathy MacMillan, Radiology Department manager. “It is ideal for patients who require multiple X-rays during the course of their treatment, such as patients with scoliosis or other orthopaedic conditions. We anticipate that EOS imaging will replace 80{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of the 7,000 X-rays taken annually at our hospital.”

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