UMC Foundation Launches Campaign to Acquire Cutting-edge Imaging Technology

Earlier this month, the UMC Foundation launched a campaign to raise $600,000 to acquire cutting-edge imaging technology—EOS Platform.

The EOS is a unique combination of low-dose 2D/3D x-ray imaging technology, software and services used throughout the course of treatment for skeletal conditions, particularly those affecting the hip, spine and knee. The EOS Slot Scanner takes simultaneous frontal and lateral x-ray images of patients in a standing or seated position. The high-energy particle detector combined with the vertical slot scan technology creates images at a lower radiation dose than traditional x-ray or CT scanner.

EOS exams may be prescribed to diagnose patients, plan their treatment, assess their condition post-operatively and to monitor them in follow-up care. They also help physicians make more informed diagnoses and create individualized treatment plans for children and adults with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.

“At UMC and Texas Tech Physicians, patient safety is always a top priority,” said Micheal Diab, M.D., Texas Tech Physicians Orthopaedic Surgeon. “The EOS will help us keep patients safer in that it cuts radiation exposure by 50-80 percent, while producing higher resolution images. It also produces full-body images in less time, cutting imaging time from 20 minutes to 4 minutes.”

Currently, when UMC and Texas Tech Physicians determine an EOS scan would be beneficial for a patient, they must send them to a metropolitan area, more than 6 hours away, for this advanced technology.

By partnering with the UMC Foundation, you can make a transformational gift to the patients of our region.

Donations can be made to the UMC Foundation by visiting umchealthsystem.com/giving/donate-to-umc or by calling 806.775.8250.

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