News | Orthopedic Imaging | September 06, 2018

Mount Sinai Serves as Official Medical Services Provider for 2018 U.S. Open

Onsite radiologists will utilize ultrasound and portable X-ray with PACS workstation to assess athlete injuries

Mount Sinai Serves as Official Medical Services Provider for 2018 U.S. Open

September 6, 2018 — For the sixth consecutive year, Mount Sinai will serve as the official medical services provider for the 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Healthcare professionals from the hospital supporting the tournament will include orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and musculoskeletal radiologists deploying the latest technology and expertise.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Department of Radiology at Mount Sinai will offer diagnostic ultrasound examinations to players at the U.S. Open to evaluate musculoskeletal injuries. This group, led by Carlos Benitez, M.D., director of musculoskeletal imaging at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and associate professor of radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, works closely with the tournament multi-specialty medical team. Mount Sinai radiologists will use the Logiq e, a portable, laptop-size ultrasound device made by GE Healthcare. The device has special settings and probes to diagnose musculoskeletal injuries. The ultrasound machine will allow physicians to triage patients at the point of care and recommend more complex imaging techniques depending on the injury’s severity. If treatment is necessary, physicians will be able to do ultrasound-guided injections and aspirations at the stadium.

For the third year, Mount Sinai will have a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) workstation with GE Healthcare software at the stadium. This workstation has high-resolution, medical-grade monitors and a direct link to the hospital imaging archive.

This year, for the first time, the radiology team will have on hand a new portable X-ray machine, the GE Optima 200, outfitted with a Konica Minolta Digital Detector that will provide high-definition digital images. The device will be used to obtain X-rays of the chest, pelvis, spine or extremities when requested by the tournament doctors. All examinations will be acquired and interpreted by the radiologist at the stadium and discussed directly with the medical team.

Alexis Chiang Colvin, M.D., associate professor of sports medicine in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and team physician for the U.S. Fed Cup Team, will lead care for the athletes during the U.S. Open, as the chief medical officer of the US Open.

"Mount Sinai is proud to be the official medical services provider of the U.S. Open for the sixth consecutive year. Our multidisciplinary sports medicine team provides world-class, comprehensive care for these elite athletes. We serve not only the pros, but the juniors and wheelchair athletes as well," said Colvin.

In addition to Colvin and Benitez, Mount Sinai physicians from the radiology department supporting the 2018 US Open include:

  • Idoia Corcuera- Solano, M.D., assistant professor of radiology in the Musculoskeletal Radiology Section at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and
  • Alex Maderazo, M.D., chief of musculoskeletal imaging at The Mount Sinai Hospital and assistant professor of radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

For more information: www.mountsinai.org

 

Related Content

Images from computed tomography (CT) colonography show segmented abdominal aortic calcification measured with semiautomated CT tool on coronal image. Within region of interest over aorta selected by user, tool automatically segments and quantifies aortic calcification (shown in blue). 

Image Credit: O’Connor S D, Graffy P M, Zea R, et al. Does nonenhanced CT-based quantification of abdominal aortic calcification outperform the Framingham Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular event sin asymptomatic adults? Radiology doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180562. Published online Oct. 2, 2018. © RSNA.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 12, 2018
Computed tomography (CT)-based measures of calcification in the abdominal aorta are strong predictors of heart attacks...
iCAD Announces Positive Clinical Results for Artificial Intelligence Tomosynthesis Technology
News | Mammography | October 11, 2018
iCAD Inc. announced positive clinical results of its new digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) cancer detection software,...
Carestream Digital X-ray System Deployed at Remote Antarctic Station
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 10, 2018
Carestream is providing a DRX-Transportable System/Lite for the Italian-French Concordia scientific station in...
Canon Medical Launches Healthy Sonographer Program
News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 10, 2018
Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. launched an all-new program designed to help reduce the leading causes of pain and...
FDA Clears Magnetom Sola 1.5T MRI From Siemens Healthineers
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 09, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Magnetom Sola, a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI...
CHI Franciscan Launches Washington State's First AI-Powered Hospital Mission Control Center
News | Artificial Intelligence | October 08, 2018
CHI Franciscan Health and GE Healthcare have joined forces to implement a NASA-style "Mission Control" command center...
Cullman Regional Medical Center

Cullman Regional Medical Center (Alabama) is a 145-bed medical center serving more than 175,000 residents in a six-county area and recognized as one of the region’s finest medical facilities.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | October 05, 2018
When Cullman Regional Medical Center in Alabama decided to switch from 2-D
Agfa Introducing New MUSICA Workstation at RSNA 2018
News | PACS Accessories | October 04, 2018
At the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 26-30 in Chicago, Agfa HealthCare will...
Fujifilm SonoSite Unveils SonoSite Synchronicity Ultrasound Workflow Solution
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | October 04, 2018
Fujifilm SonoSite Inc. announced its entry into the medical informatics space with the launch of a robust point-of-care...
Image Diagnostics Debuting Interventional Radiation Shield at RSNA 2018
News | Radiation Dose Management | October 03, 2018
Image Diagnostics has entered into a product development agreement with ECLS Inc. to design a new radiation shield...