News | Orthopedic Imaging | February 22, 2016

Carestream Brings New Digital X-ray Technology to 2016 NFL Combine

Carestream DRX Plus 3543 detector will be used to assess injuries of college football players; company’s orthopedic cone beam CT system also going through clinical trials

Carestream, 2016 NFL Combine, DRX Plus 3543 detector, cone beam CT

February 22, 2016 — In addition to demonstrating their speed, agility and strength at the 2016 National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine, top college football players also undergo comprehensive physical examinations that include X-ray exams. This year a new Carestream DRX Plus 3543 detector will be used with the existing X-ray system at Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Ind.) to produce high-quality diagnostic images in seconds. Additional tests are conducted at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

NFL coaches, general managers and scouts who are preparing to draft new players evaluate more than 300 athletes at the Combine. Multiple NFL teams—and other sports organizations worldwide—are currently using Carestream’s advanced digital radiology products to diagnose player injuries.

Carestream has also designed a new 3-D extremity imaging system intended to help clinicians and orthopedic specialists detect injuries for professional athletes as well as recreational sports enthusiasts. The Carestream OnSight 3-D Extremity System, which is currently investigational and not available for commercial sale, uses cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology to capture weight-bearing and other types of extremity exams. The system is part of ongoing trials and research studies conducted by UBMD Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Erie County Medical Center (Buffalo, N.Y.).

CBCT systems use less radiation than today’s full body CT systems and can capture weight-bearing images of knees, legs and feet. These images provide important diagnostic information to orthopedic and sports medicine physicians and are not available from traditional CT systems. These systems are intended for use in sports medicine and orthopedic practices as well as other types of imaging and treatment facilities.

For more information: www.carestream.com

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