Manchester United Football Club has announced a renewed multi-year agreement with Canon Medical Systems Europe as its official medical systems partner.
The unique partnership will ensure that world-class players continue to gain instant access to advanced imaging equipment to examine injuries and undertake pre-emptive screening for preventable injuries.
The agreement between the two iconic organisations was first signed six years ago and top-of-the-range imaging modalities including CT, MRI and Ultrasound were installed into a dedicated Medical Centre at Manchester United’s Aon Training Complex.
The collaboration will continue to push the boundaries of medical research and, through translational methods, will benefit patient populations and healthcare professionals internationally.
The renewed contract will continue the diagnostic imaging partnership benefitting players and staff at Manchester United Football Club, clinical communities operating in sports medicine and, ultimately, patients in the wider world.
Mark Holmshaw, President and CEO at Canon Medical Systems Europe states, “As we continue to develop our medical system partnership with Manchester United Football Club, we do so with enhanced vigour and innovation strengths following our transition from Toshiba Medical Systems to Canon Medical Systems earlier this year.
“As part of the Canon Group, we are seeing direct results of our collaboration, taking imaging technologies to the next level. Besides this, we can draw on the 100-year medical system pedigree and presence in over 140 countries to ensure access to the latest product and solutions from our research and development teams.
“Medical technology powers confident diagnosis, speeds up treatment planning and ensures a faster return to the field of play. It is at the heart of modern healthcare, improving outcomes for everyone, whether that is in sports performance or wider clinical practice.”