EOS: A State-of-the-Art Dream Come True


March 26, 2015
Topics: Riley Staff Profiles



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Deep Patel, Indianapolis, with Radiology Technologist Erika Evans

When Riley Hospital physicians have a vision of improving care for sick and injured children, Riley’s supporters rise to the occasion time and time again.

It’s your compassion that turns vision into reality.

One vision that you helped Riley achieve is now serving patients in the radiology department. The new EOS imaging system— a Nobel Prize-winning technology—produces life-sized 2D and 3D skeletal images with six to nine times less radiation exposure than regular x-rays. 

Riley is the first hospital in Indiana to acquire this gold-standard imaging technology. The EOS is only offered in 40 hospitals across the nation. This milestone in patient care could not have been achieved without philanthropic support from friends like you through Riley Children’s Foundation. 

“This technology places Riley in the forefront of caring for children with spinal and lower extremity deformity,” says Randall Loder, M.D., chairman of orthopedic surgery at Riley Hospital. “We hope that as many children as possible can benefit from this very low-dose radiation technology.” Orthopedic surgeon Shyam Kishan, M.D., adds, “I am quite excited for our young patients. This is a long-awaited dream come true.”"

The EOS system is a victory for orthopedic patients like 15-year-old Deep Patel of Indianapolis, a soft-spoken Indiana Pacers fan who needs regular skeletal images taken during his treatment for scoliosis. Dr. Kisham straightened and fused Deep’s curved spine, and reinforced it with metal rods. Deep now has a “spine of steel,” and also a new appreciation for donors who have made his imaging so much safer as he continues recovering: "Thank you for donating,” Deep says, “because it’s going to help people like me." 

On behalf of Riley patients like Deep Patel who face their medical challenges with courage, thank you for helping Riley Hospital provide them the very safest path to a hope-filled future.  


Kevin O'Keefe

Kevin O’Keefe is President and CEO of Riley Children’s Foundation.


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