Canon Medical and FC Barcelona renew five-season partnership deal
Canon Medical and FC Barcelona have announced a renewal of their partnership deal, which will see the medical device company supplying the club with leading-edge diagnostic imaging systems for a further five seasons.
On 19 December 2020, Canon Medical held the second installment of its Global Sports Medicine Forum, entitled The Importance of Diagnosis in the Assessment of Muscle and Tendon Injuries and Recent Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Managing Sport Injuries.
The event, which was held during a joint meeting of The Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, provided physicians from around the world with exclusive access to leading thinkers in the field.
Manchester United boosts health surveillance of players with 3.0T MRI
Routine monitoring of player health and specialist sports medicine research projects at Manchester United Football Club have received a boost with the introduction of a Vantage Galan 3.0T MRI from Canon Medical Systems UK.
FC Barcelona unveils one of the most powerful magnetic resonance systems on the market
The FC Barcelona Medical Centre has, as a result of its agreement with Canon Medical Europe, some of the finest technology in the field of sports diagnosis. And now the facilities went one step further with the installation of a 3 Tesla nuclear magnetic resonance machine, the most powerful device produced by the Japanese medical technology firm. It will be used to diagnose muscle and bone injuries in athletes at greater speed and accuracy levels than ever.
The system will be operated by staff from Assistència Sanitària which, like Toshiba, is also an FC Barcelona sponsor, and will be used for the diagnosis, treatment and rehab of both professional and amateur athletes. Since the agreement with the football club was signed, Toshiba has already provided thirteen echography systems to the clubís medical services. Assistència Sanitària insurance policy holders will also be able to use the new machine, located in the Medical Centre at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground.
Canon Medical’s New Ultrasound Advances Elite Sports Medicine at ‘Stade Toulousain’ Rugby Club in France
Canon Medical is sponsoring the ‘Stade Toulousain’ rugby union club from Toulouse in France – one of the best rugby clubs in the world - with a Canon Medical Aplio i800 ultrasound system.
With the state-of-the-art ultrasound system installed at the club’s training center, it will have new possibilities to diagnose and treat any musculotendinous or osteoarticular injuries that their players might incur.
The Aplio i800 ultrasound system will help to enhance injured players rehabilitation programs. Its advanced technological capabilities will help ensure that healing is complete before players return to the field.
The system is also attracting the interest of many global specialists, and positions the Stade Toulousain’ rugby union club as a global center of expertise in Elite Sport Medicine.
Image Caption: Dr. Philippe Izard, Club Doctor at Stade Toulousain rugby union club.
Canon Medical Supports Major Global Sports Events in France
Canon Medical sponsors a ‘Mobile Medical Center’ for several top level, global, sporting events including the Dakar Rally, Tour de France, African Cup of Nations and BMX European Cup.
Equipped with the Canon Medical CT ‘Activion 16’ and soon also with an Aplio Ultrasound system, the mobile medical center carried out more than 3,000 radiographs and more than 250 Ultrasound scans during events in 2016.
Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy joined forces in 2016 with Homerton University Hospital, the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre and Canon Medical
In 2016 Canon Medical UK announced the launch of a formal partnership between the Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy (TSFA), Homerton Hospital and the Sir Ludwig Guttman Health and Wellbeing Centre. The partnership sees sports injury and musculoskeletal specialists from two nationally-renowned centres of sports medicine excellence using state-of-the-art medical imaging technology within a sports foundation to manage athletes’ health and wellbeing.
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