Innovative Spine Diagnostic Technologies and Interventions

Expert Diagnosis is Key

Nationally Ranked by U.S. News and World Report in Neurology and Neurosurgery

Comprehensive evaluation with accurate diagnosis is the foundation for achieving highly successful outcomes. That’s why it’s important to seek care from Hoag’s Spine Institute providing a multidisciplinary, specialized team of spine care experts experienced in the accurate diagnosis of back pain and other spine-related conditions.

Our best-practice care pathways include patient evaluations by primary care physicians, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pain management specialists, neurologists, neuroradiologists, and neurosurgical consultations when appropriate. Hoag also offers a dedicated nurse navigator to guide you through your spine care journey.

Beginning with a thorough evaluation that includes a comprehensive physical exam, personal medical history review and state-of-the-art diagnostic workup, our team carefully evaluates and pinpoints the source of neck and back pain so the most appropriate and conservative treatment options can be employed.

Hoag’s state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies provide our team with the latest modalities in the accurate diagnosis of spine-related injuries, diseases and other disorders. Some of the progressive imaging studies that may be utilized include MRI, CT and Digital X-Ray.


EOSedge System – Better Diagnostics with Lower Radiation

Hoag is the only adult hospital in Orange County to offer state-of-the-art technology like the EOSedge System. This innovative technology is the next step of connecting imaging to care, improving patient safety and treatment outcomes.

EOSedge is a precise, low dose imaging system that delivers seamless full body, high-quality images covering the full set of musculoskeletal and orthopedic exams. This next generation solution captures fully functional 2D/3D biplanar images in seconds, using a high-resolution photon-counting detector for outstanding image quality for a broad range of patients. Its innovative design minimizes radiation exposure following an ALADA* principle.

This innovative system offers significant value in showing the impact of spine issues on the rest of the body. Since spine issues can result in shoulder, hip and knee discomfort, being able to see the entire skeleton and the pain points created by the spinal alignment will not only enhance patient education of their current state, but also help physicians diagnosis the reason for those discomforts in a more timely fashion.

Hoag’s world-class neurosurgeons can more effectively, and with less radiation impact on the patient, make well-informed clinical decisions at each point of patient care. 

*As Low As Diagnostically Acceptable

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Exceptional Clinical Value

EOSedge is powered by a high-resolution photon-counting detector to optimize image quality. This system captures 1:1 images in a calibrated environment with no stitching or magnification, supporting well-informed clinical decisions at all stages of care.

Reduced Radiation Exposure

EOSedge uses new Flex Dose™ technology to modulate radiation throughout scans using body morphology. Flex Dose delivers up to an 80% overall radiation reduction compared to the same acquisition without Flex Dose5.

Patient-Centered Design

EOSedge’s open cabin design allows medical teams to capture full body images safely, quickly, and comfortably for a wide range of patients. Its large acquisition zone and accessible design enables easy entry and positioning for children, elders, and other patients.



Experience You Can Trust

Hoag Spine Institute is commitment to accurate diagnosis, combined with progressive therapeutic options, enables our patients to achieve some of the highest clinical outcomes in the nation.

To schedule a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, or a second-opinion consultation with a Hoag spine care specialist, please call 949-764-6066. To learn more, visit Hoag’s top-rated Spine Institute.