Manchester United extends 10-year imaging partnership with Canon Medical Systems

Canon Medical Systems and Manchester United are celebrating 10 years of sports medicine and imaging partnership by extending their agreement, supporting pro-active and reactive imaging delivery for professional footballers.

Since 2013 Canon Medical Systems’ equipment at the club’s Carrington Training Complex has ensured continuity of specialist cardiac, MSK and general sports medicine using advanced systems. As part of the deal Canon will provide upgrades to the existing range of healthcare IT, CT, MR and ultrasound diagnostic imaging systems to advance the level of care that can be provided to players and enhance ongoing research projects.

Altivity deep learning and machine learning AI-powered technologies will be included in the upgrade to an existing Vantage Galan 3.0T MRI via Canon’s Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE). This will improve clarity and detail in the resulting image outputs. With the ability to combine with 2D and 3D Compressed Speeder it can further accelerate the speed of MR scanning.

Sequence enhancements for improved MRI workflow will also be applied to improve the acquisition of dynamic, high quality images. The Vitrea Enterprise system will be enhanced with cutting-edge MR image analysis software packages as well as an MRI and ultrasound fusion navigation package, helping to examine muscle and tendons simultaneously.

Manchester United ceo of alliances and partnerships Victoria Timpson said: “By continuing our relationship with Canon Medical Systems, we can ensure our men’s, women’s and academy players have access to the very best standard of care from the most advanced medical systems on the market at our on-site dedicated medical imaging centre, the Carrington Training Complex.”

Picture: The partnership extension ensures continued provision of specialist diagnostic imaging equipment to support footballers.

Published on page 4 of the January 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.

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