Quote Originally Posted by AMom View Post
FYI: My daughters prefer the EOS to standard x-rays. It was quiet, quick (seemed quicker than x-rays), painless, and they did not worry as much about radiation. There was no need for multiple x-rays in an effort to stitch together an image of the entire spine.

Thank you for sharing that article!

"Vertebral osteoporosis

EOS® imaging was also tested for the study of vertebral osteoporosis. It was first compared to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) using a Hologic® device for measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) [35]. Both techniques were used to determine BMD on the European Spine Phantom, and the results were compared to the values given by the manufacturer of the phantom. EOS® imaging was more accurate than Hologic® (5.2 % compared to 7.2 %) and had very good reproducibility [35]. In another study, it was used to determine the BMDs of 14 fresh-frozen vertebrae, as well as to provide a 3D reconstruction of these vertebrae [36]. Thus, a subject-specific finite element model (FEM) of each vertebra was created, which led to better prediction of the failure load of these vertebrae.

What do we do now? Who would we send the EOS to to check her bone density level?

A Mom
I would probably start with the radiology report and/or the radiologist where the images were taken.