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Abstract #2797

Clinical feasibility of mobile medical screening for wrist injuries in tennis players using a small car-mounted MRI

Tomoki Miyasaka1, Michiru Kajiwara1, Akito Kawasaki2, Yoshikazu Okamoto3, and Yasuhiko Terada1
1Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, 2Graduate School of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, 3Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

We have developed a portable MRI that can provide opportunities for mobile operation in many environments including screening and primary care suites. Here we showed clinical feasibility of mobile medical screening using the portable MRI. We transported the scanner to a tennis club and imaged the wrists of 21 junior tennis players. The image quality was high enough to detect the TFCC injuries in most cases. Our results indicate that the portable system could be applicable for mass screening and early diagnosis of wrist injuries.

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