Carestream Health and the Buffalo Bills have entered into an agreement that will aid Carestream’s development of advanced medical imaging technology designed to help with earlier detection and monitoring of brain injuries.
This partnership focuses on the need for new technology to help address key concerns in sports medicine, particularly those related to head injuries including:
- Early diagnosis and accurate assessment of injured areas
- Development of medical standards that indicate if an athlete can return to play
- Research that can assist in early diagnosis of long-term degenerative medical conditions in the head and brain.
The agreement with the Buffalo Bills builds on plans between Carestream and Johns Hopkins University for research and development of new 3D imaging systems, including a cone beam CT system developed for musculoskeletal radiology and orthopedic imaging of extremities, with applications ranging from traumatic injury to arthritis and osteoporosis. Carestream and Johns Hopkins plan to expand their collaboration to include new systems for imaging of TBI to support Carestream’s product development activities that could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of head injuries.
Carestream has installed a new DRX-Ascend System and a DirectView CR System at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Instant access to x-ray images helps medical staff and athletic trainers determine whether a player can return to a game or a practice session, or if further treatment is necessary.