Dr. Wayne Marshall (centre, black suit) with representatives from the ISCA Board of Directors (L - R),
Oscar Chiarotto, Alex Muzzo, Elem Rinomato, Dan Daly, Hugh Laird, Robert Pirocchi, and Neil Arbour.
On September 7, Dr. Wayne Marshall, Executive Director of Osteoarthritis Research Program at UHN, welcomed Board members from the Interior Systems Contractors Association of Ontario to the Fell Pavilion Imaging Waiting Room at Toronto Western Hospital to celebrate their leadership support of a new EOS Scanner.
“An EOS Scanner can capture whole body images of a standing patient in a single scan without any distortion. This gives our teams an unprecedented view of a patient’s alignment, which is one of the factors in determining whether or not a person will respond positively to surgery. This is a significant leap in technology,” said Dr. Marshall.”
Previously, three separate X-ray images of a spine were required and then these images had to be stitched together. For the first time, the EOS Scanner offers medical staff a full view of their patient’s skeleton: life-size, naturally weight-bearing, in 3D, from all angles – with 10 times less radiation exposure than traditional technology.
As part of the celebration, ISCA board members were presented with a Silver Upper Canada Medal and two special plaques were unveiled in Imaging Waiting Room in their honour.