New Digital X-ray Technology Delivers Rapid Access to Diagnostic Images of Football Players at 2016 NFL Combine

Carestream’s Digital X-ray Systems Help Physicians Assess Players’ Injuries; Cone Beam CT System is Being Designed for Orthopaedic Imaging

A new CARESTREAM DRX Plus 3543 detector will produce high-quality X-ray images in seconds for players attending the 2016 NFL Combine. (Graphic: Business Wire)

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--()--In addition to demonstrating their speed, agility and strength at the 2016 National Football League 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 3D extremity imaging system intended to help clinicians and orthopaedic specialists detect injuries for professional athletes as well as recreational sports enthusiasts. The CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System (INVESTIGATIONAL: Not available for commercial sale), which uses cone beam CT (CBCT) technology to capture weight-bearing and other types of extremity exams, is part of ongoing trials and research studies conducted by UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Erie County Medical Center (Buffalo, N.Y.).

“We are working closely with leading orthopaedic specialists, sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers to develop compact, portable imaging systems based on CBCT technology that are designed for use in treating orthopaedic conditions—including traumatic injuries, joint replacements, arthritis and osteoporosis,” said Jianqing Bennett, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream.

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

Carestream will spotlight its prototype CBCT system at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference in March.

About Indiana University Health
Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S. News & World Report for 18 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation's leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at www.iuhealth.org.

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 advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets—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.

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Contacts

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Robert Salmon, 585-627-6560
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Release Summary

A new CARESTREAM DRX Plus 3543 detector will produce high-quality X-ray images in seconds at the NFL Combine. Carestream is also designing a 3D extremity imaging system to help detect sports injuries.

Contacts

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