Argentina's team doctor, Dr. Alejandro Rolon, is taking no
chances with his star-studded World Cup team in Brazil. The complete
medical imaging department that has been created at Argentina's training
base includes a dedicated MRI system at the training center itself, and
extends to field level ultrasound scanning of injuries, if required.
Esaote's O-Scan MRI is used by Argentina's World Cup team to immediately assess injuries and speed treatment. (Photo: Business Wire)
Esaote, one of the world's leading manufacturers of diagnostic medical
systems, has helped Dr. Rolon establish the facility. Dr. Rolon will be
O-Scan, a small and highly efficient MRI system specifically
designed for imaging extremities such as knees and ankles, and its fully
Preparation is everything in world-class sports. The pressure to succeed
is not only on the players and manager but also on the medical teams.
Fast diagnosis is fundamental to treat and rehabilitate star players
such as Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero - getting them back
playing as quickly as possible.
"There is no other system like the O-Scan MRI that allows for an easy
installation directly in the stadium. I will also have one of Esaote's
fully portable ultrasound systems over my shoulder for immediate
on-field diagnosis," said Dr. Rolon.
"On the pitch I am able to diagnose not only the muscolotendinous
pathologies but also many other bone and joint related injuries. While
ultrasound is the main tool, the O-Scan MRI back at the camp will
confirm the diagnosis and help me optimize treatment."
Esaote has previously installed MRI systems at the ATP Madrid Masters'
tennis tournament and many top class club sides around the world have
systems in their stadiums and training grounds. However, this is the
first time that a dedicated MRI system has made an appearance at a World
"This is definitely the trend in elite sport and the future of sports
medicine," said Dr. Rolon. "Being able to instantly and correctly
identify and classify the lesion will speed up athletes' recovery time.
The best opportunity for intervention, treatment and rehabilitation is
right after the injury."
About Esaote North America, Inc.
North America, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a leading
provider of multi-disciplinary ultrasound and musculoskeletal MRI
systems. Established in 1979, Esaote North America is part of Esaote
S.p.A., a global leader in the research, production and marketing of
diagnostic medical equipment. Esaote is among the largest manufacturers
of ultrasound systems worldwide. For more information, visit www.esaoteusa.com.
With €325.3M consolidated sales in 2012 (of which 70% was generated from
international markets), Esaote Group is a leading player in the
biomedical equipment sector, with a particular focus on ultrasound,
dedicated magnetic resonance, and software for managing the diagnostic
process. Esaote has over 1,360 employees, 20% of whom are employed in
R&D. Esaote has industrial and research units in Italy (Genoa, Florence,
Naples), Netherlands (Maastricht) and China (Shenzhen). Esaote is
internationally recognized as one of the "Top Ten" diagnostic
imaging companies in the world and enjoys the co-operation of worldwide
scientific and clinical research centers and universities. Esaote has
filed more than 120 international patents. For more information, visit http://www.esaote.com.
MyLab is a registered trademark of Esaote S.p.A.
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