Buffalo Bills Inks Medical Partnership with Carestream Health

August 16, 2013

The Buffalo Bills have announced a partnership with Carestream Health to develop 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, order particularly those related to head injuries including early diagnosis and accurate assessment of injured areas, pills development of medical standards that indicate if an athlete can return to play, and research that can assist in early diagnosis of long-term degenerative medical conditions in the head and brain.

“The NFL supports initiatives that will help us better understand the impact of traumatic brain injuries and the effect on players’ health, with the goal of advancing sports medicine to provide better care for all athletes,” said Russ Brandon, Bills President and CEO. “This collaboration is an important step that will help with this effort.”

Carestream has installed a new CARESTREAM DRX-Ascend System and a DIRECTVIEW CR System at Ralph Wilson Stadium to enable the Buffalo Bills staff to use the company’s latest medical imaging technology. 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. In use at hospitals around the world, these systems provide high quality images while reducing radiation exposure, and enable medical professionals to quickly review images which can lead to faster treatment decisions.

Carestream also will make its market-leading CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System available for use by the Buffalo Bills staff during their regular season game played in Toronto