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News Release - August 28, 2007
World Champion Indianapolis Colts Adopt Portable CT Technology to Diagnose Head TraumaLatest NFL Team to Address Brain Injury by Using NeuroLogica's CereTom® Portable CT Scanner
DANVERS, Mass. -(HSMN NewsFeed)- August 28, 2007 -NeuroLogica Corporation, today 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.
"We pride 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."
The 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.
"There is 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."
The CereTom will also be available to visiting teams, should their players sustain an injury at the RCA Dome.
The CereTom has a history with Indianapolis sports. It was present at this year's Indianapolis 500, where drivers were scanned in the middle of the infield.
In 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.
Based in Danvers, Mass., NeuroLogica Corporation develops, manufactures and markets advanced medical imaging equipment. The company's mission is to bring access to high quality medical imaging to all people regardless of where they live. Combining this imaging quality and access enables physicians to make more informed treatment decisions, especially in stroke emergencies, saving and improving patient lives.
About Clarian Health
Clarian Health Partners Inc. is an Indiana-based, private, non-profit organization, offering a broad base of tertiary services, specialized pediatric care provided by Riley Hospital for Children and a Level 1 Trauma Center. Clarian is Indiana's largest, most comprehensive health center and is one of the busiest hospital systems in the nation. Clarian employs nearly 13,000 employees and owns or is affiliated with 16 hospitals and health centers throughout Indiana, including five in Greater Indianapolis: Methodist and Indiana University hospitals, Riley Hospital for Children, Clarian West Medical Center and Clarian North Medical Center. Clarian Health Partners' mission is to improve the health of patients and the community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service. To fulfill its mission, Clarian uses the combined resources of its institutions and partnering organizations and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine, which is the nation's second largest medical center and a national leader in medical education and research. Clarian Health Partners Inc. operates the Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital campuses as a single hospital under Indiana law.
Source: NeuroLogica Corp
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