EOS & sterEOS, new ultramodern X-ray machine at the University of Pécs

A new ultramodern X-ray machine was purchased at the Orthopedic Clinic of the University of Pécs

The University of Pécs launched a tender for the EOS unique two-plane, low and microdose stereo X-ray system. We won the tender with the world-famous EOS & sterEOS Innovative Imaging System and 3D Workstation from the French manufacturer EOS, which we installed in December 2017.

The ceremonial handover was on January 15 at the PTE. Both the university and the manufacturer were very pleased with the flawless, fast installation and commissioning.

The installation of the new device took place within the framework of the development GINOP-2.3.3-15-2016-00013 entitled “Prevention, clinical treatment and rehabilitation of locomotor disorders related to sports, medical clinical aspects of parasport”. The project was implemented in cooperation with the University of Szeged with a total of approximately HUF 508 million in European Union funding, with the aim of exploring and treating the musculoskeletal status and diseases of athletes, taking into account prevention, therapy and rehabilitation.

Dr. Péter Than, director of the orthopedic clinic and prof. dr. József Bódis, Rector of the University of Pécs, was also present dr. Attila Miseta Dean of the University of Pécs and dr. Andor Sebestyén is the president of the Clinical Center. In his presentation, Dr. Péter Than spoke about the tender itself and the equipment purchased in addition to the X-ray machine in the framework of public procurement.

The EOS 2D / 3D system installed at the Orthopedic Clinic of the University of Pécs is the only such device in Hungary, with which we can achieve a unique, 50-85% lower dose compared to traditional X-ray devices, and further reduce it with the so-called MicroDose option. By taking two-way images at the same time, the examination time can be significantly reduced, which is, for example, 20 sec in adults and 15 sec in children in terms of whole body examination. Thanks to 3D imaging, not only can the process of surgical planning be facilitated, but also 3D printing, which is becoming more widespread nowadays, can help us, as is currently the case with the PTE research group. With the device, we can take pictures not only in a standing position, but also in a sitting position, making the examination of people with reduced mobility or parasitors more comfortable.

Grégory Vanesse, European and Middle Eastern Sales Director, thanked prof. dr. Péter Bogner, Department of Radiology and dr. Péter Than to the head of the Orthopedic Clinic and Zoltán Pusztai, the owner of the Hungarian distributor Forex Medical Kft., With whose cooperation a successful project was completed and thanks to which the two clinics can continue to work closely in the future.