Carestream's Wireless Digital X-ray Technology Delivers Rapid Access to Diagnostic Images of Football Players at NFL Combine

High-Quality Medical Images Help Physicians Assess Players’ Injuries

A Carestream digital radiography detector was used with an existing X-ray system at the stadium to produce high-quality images at the NFL Combine. (Photo: Business Wire)

A Carestream digital radiography detector was used with an existing X-ray system at the stadium to produce high-quality images at the NFL Combine. (Photo: Business Wire)

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.--()--In addition to demonstrating their speed, agility and strength at the 2017 National Football League Scouting Combine, top college football players also undergo comprehensive physical examinations that include X-ray exams. This year a CARESTREAM DRX Plus 3543 (see video link) detector was used with the existing X-ray system at Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Ind.) to produce high-quality diagnostic images in seconds. Additional tests for athletes were conducted at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

NFL coaches, general managers and scouts who are preparing to draft new players evaluated more than 300 prospects at the Combine.

Multiple NFL teams—and other sports organizations worldwide—are using Carestream’s advanced digital medical imaging products to diagnose player injuries. The newest addition to Carestream’s portfolio is a cone beam CT (CBCT) imaging system that produces images for use in diagnosing conditions and injuries for professional athletes and recreational sports enthusiasts.

The CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System equips sports medicine and orthopaedic specialists to capture 3D and weight-bearing images of hands, wrists, elbows, knees, feet and ankles, which provide important diagnostic information that is not available from traditional CT systems and other types of extremity exams.

“We worked closely with leading orthopaedic specialists, sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers to develop a compact, affordable 3D imaging system for use in treating a variety of orthopaedic injuries and conditions,” said Jianqing Bennett, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream.

About Carestream Health

Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com. To view Carestream’s latest news announcements, please visit www.carestream.com/news.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.

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Contacts

For Carestream Health
Robert Salmon, 585-627-6560
robert.salmon@carestream.com
or
Robette Brooks, 303-699-8861
rbrooks@ccspr.com

Release Summary

A Carestream digital radiography detector was used at this year’s NFL Combine to deliver access to high-resolution X-ray images of athletes in seconds.

Contacts

For Carestream Health
Robert Salmon, 585-627-6560
robert.salmon@carestream.com
or
Robette Brooks, 303-699-8861
rbrooks@ccspr.com