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C-0295 - The effectiveness of full body EOS compared to conventional chest X-ray in preoperative evaluation of the chest for patients undergoing spine operations
Y. Wong, H. Hey, C. Chan, J. Sng, H. Ong, C. Tan, G.-P. Liu, H.-K. Wong, S.-T. Quek; Singapore/SG
Type: Scientific Exhibit
Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine
Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography
Procedures: Surgery, Screening, Comparative studies
Special Focus: Outcomes

Aims and objectives:
The purpose of a preoperative assessment is to evaluate the patient’s fitness for anaesthesia and surgery [1,2]. Apart from history-taking and physical examination, the chest X-ray (CXR) is an important assessment tool for the detection of numerous thoracic conditions [3-6], consequently enabling be[...]
Methods and materials:
This was a prospective radiographic comparative study conducted at a single tertiary healthcare center. The center is equipped with an EOS slot scanner (EOS imaging, Paris, France) [12] and standard X-ray facilities. Study population The study included all patients who were scheduled for spine sur[...]
Results:
A total of 266 patients (84 males and 182 females) were included in this study. The mean age was 38.9 (SD 25.0) years. Cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension (26.3%), hyperlipidemia (23.3%) and diabetes mellitus (13.2%) were common in our subjects. The majority of our patients had adoles[...]
Conclusion:
In our study, there were no significant differences between EOS and CXR findings. This applies to common radiographic abnormalities (cardiomegaly, apical scarring/pleural changes, and infection/basal collapse), as well as those which prompt further preoperative assessment. It is important to note th[...]
Personal information:
Ying Mei Wong MBBChir (Cantab), FRCR Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Health System, Singapore Email: ying_mei_wong@nuhs.edu.sg
References:
[1] De Hert S, Imberger G, Carlisle J, et al. Preoperative evaluation of the adult patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery: guidelines from the European Society of Anaesthesiology. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2011;28:684-722. [2] Zambouri A. Preoperative evaluation and preparation for anaesthesia and surgery.[...]

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