26 July 2022
Paralympian Zak Skinner and Olympic gold medallist Tessa Sanderson CBE, have officially opened the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Polyclinics. BIR corporate members Canon Medical Systems are providing the advanced diagnostic imaging services at three specialist sports medicine polyclinics which will support over 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories during the Games.
The equipment includes diagnostic ultrasound, digital radiography X-ray and two Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted relocatable MRI scanners with full healthcare IT connectivity. These imaging systems will help clinicians quickly and digitally assess common musculoskeletal sports related issues such as bone, muscle, tendon or joint injury, without the need to be transferred to local hospitals. They will also provide on-site diagnostic support for wider proactive sports medicine assessments such as cardiac or neuro work, if required.
Commonwealth and Olympic gold medallist Tessa Sanderson CBE said: “I am delighted to be representing Canon Medical Systems UK at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. They do some incredible work and it’s been a pleasure being an ambassador for them over the years.”
Image: (Left to right) Rene Degros, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Canon Medical Systems Europe, Tessa Sanderson CBE, Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Mark Hitchman, MD, Canon Medical Systems UK, Zak Skinner, Paralympian, John Crabtree OBE, Chairman of the Board, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Perry, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Mascot.