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Radiology plays greatest role to date at the Olympics

Never in the history of the Olympics has diagnostic imaging played such a huge role. For the first time ever at the Winter Olympic games taking place in Vancouver, Canada, all four modalities–digital radiography, ultrasound, CT, and MRI–are represented in both the Alpine
and city settings. Another first for the Olympic Games is the addition
of portable ultrasound units at, or near, the field of play.

The Olympic diagnostic imaging equipment is situated in the athletes’
villages in Vancouver and Whistler at what’s called a poly clinic,
according to Dr. Bruce Forster, a professor at the University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, and the Vancouver Organizing Committee
imaging supervisor.

Dr. Dan Gill from Windsor, Ontario, and Dr. Bruce Forster (right) in official volunteer apparel at the diagnostic imaging workstation within
the poly clinic at the Whistler Athletes' Village.
Poly clinic is an Olympics term that refers to a clinic that provides
all medical services to athletes and Olympic families, which means
everything from physiotherapy to imaging to lab to consultation by
sports medicine physicians, he said.

Please read the full article at: http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/news/display/article/113619/1525522

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