"Portable Digital X-Ray At 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championships"-John R. Fischer
Portable digital X-ray technology was present on the tennis court for the first time at the 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, provided by Mount Sinai Health System. Utilizing a GE Optima XR 200, outfitted with Konica Minolta’s AeroDR HD Wireless Flat Panel Detector, the New York-based health system provided high-definition, digital X-rays of the chest, pelvis, spine and extremities for immediate diagnoses of bone and musculoskeletal injuries. "Mount Sinai is proud to be the official medical service provider of the U.S. Open for the sixth consecutive year,” said Alexis Colvin, MD, associate professor of sports medicine and orthopedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and chief medical officer for the US Open. “Our multidisciplinary sports medicine team provides world class, comprehensive care for these elite athletes. We serve not only the pros, but the juniors and wheelchair athletes as well.” All examinations were acquired and interpreted by radiologists at the stadium and discussed directly with the medical team.
- Alexis Colvin, MD, Associate Professor, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chief Medical Officer, US Open