Silverstone carries out image exchange

Peter Young and Nicola Humphries of Burnbank Systems with James Lovell and Dr Heike Romer of the British Superbike Medical Team.

The British Superbike (BSB) medical team had an extra weapon in its arsenal when new technology for use in the event of an accident made its trackside debut at the Silverstone Moto GP.

Installed as part of an initiative to improve immediate after-accident care at British Superbike, Moto GP and World Superbike racing events, Image Exchange Portal (IEP) can send x-ray images taken metres from the trackside immediately to hospitals, enabling medical staff to start planning treatment straight away.

James Lovell, reporting radiographer in the BSB medical team, said: “Superbike racers travel at speeds exceeding 170mph so it goes without saying that there is a stark risk of multiple high impact injuries. In the case of acute injury, time is of the essence so the ability to send images ahead of the patient via IEP to the receiving hospital provides valuable time to plan treatment.”

See the full report on page 18 of the September 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.

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