A first: Radiologists to join on-site medical team at U.S. Open tennis tournament

By Staff News Brief

For the first time, radiologists will be joining a team of orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians to provide on-site services to athletes participating in the United States Tennis Association’s U.S. Open tennis tournament being held August 31 through September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City.

Mount Sinai Health System, which is serving as official medical services provider for a third consecutive year, is providing radiologists from Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai, Roosevelt, and the Mount Sinai Hospital. They will use portable ultrasound systems to diagnose musculoskeletal injuries.

“Injuries of the tendons, muscles, and joints are very common at high-level sporting events, and having portable ultrasound machines on hand will help us to diagnose and treat them faster, said Carlos Benitez, M.D., director of musculoskeletal imaging at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in New York City. Alexander Kagen, M.D., chair of the department of radiology, commented that the expansion of the clinical on-site team “enables radiologists to have a more active role in direct patient care and places our highly trained musculoskeletal imagers in the field as members of multidisciplinary care teams.”

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A first: Radiologists to join on-site medical team at U.S. Open tennis tournament.  Appl Radiol. 

By Staff News Brief| September 01, 2015
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