World Champion Indianapolis Colts Adopt Portable CT Technology to Diagnose Head Trauma
Corporation, announced that the Indianapolis Colts, the 2006 NFL World
Champions in partnership with Clarian Health Partners, Inc. will utilize the CereTom
portable CT scanner for on-site rapid assessment and diagnosis of head injuries
during the 2007 NFL season in the RCA Dome. The CereTom produces instant,
high-quality images of the head and neck to diagnose various brain injuries and
brain bleeds, as well as injuries occurring in the extremities including
elbows, knees and ankles.
ourselves on providing first-class treatment for our players and are always
looking for ways to improve our services,” Colts Team Physician Arthur Rettig
said. “Having the CereTom available at the RCA Dome ensures that our players
receive the latest technology to diagnose and treat head or neck trauma.”
portability and small size of the CereTom allows a player to be scanned and
diagnosed within minutes of leaving the field. Images will be instantly
available for a neurosurgeon to review, providing for prompt diagnosis and
treatment-planning if required.
no doubt that NFL teams throughout the league are recognizing the benefit of
the CereTom’s ability to detect brain injury instantly,” said Eric M. Bailey,
CEO, NeuroLogica Corporation. “We are thrilled that the World Champion,
Indianapolis Colts are
adopting the CereTom technology to ensure player safety.”
CereTom will also be available to visiting teams, should their players sustain
an injury at the RCA Dome.
CereTom has a history with
sports. It was present at this year’s
500, where drivers were scanned in the middle of the infield.
addition to the Indianapolis Colts, the Oakland Raiders will also be using the
CereTom CT Scanner during the 2007 season. NeuroLogica recently received
accolades from medical staff ringside at the Oscar De La Hoya – Floyd Mayweather
fight on May 5, where the company provided the CereTom to scan boxers
post-fight. NeuroLogica scanned eight boxers following fights throughout the
weekend, and potentially saved Lorenzo Bethea’s life by identifying a brain
bleed that otherwise may have gone undiagnosed without a scan.