Wherever athletes go radiology is sure to follow. Whether
it’s an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI, practitioners rely on this technology for
diagnosis and treatment.
Men’s cycling at the 2012 Olympics saw an injury to one of the
Swiss cyclers. Fabian Cancellara “hit the deck with about 15 km to go in the
race, leaving him with a bloodied arm and ruining his chances of claiming a
medal.” He was leading a group of 32 cyclists when he missed a turn and
To determine the extent of his injury he had an x-ray.
Thankfully his right hand was not broken, only badly bruised. He is waiting to
see how he feels before deciding whether or not to compete in upcoming events.
It is great to see radiologic technology playing a vital role
in helping the Olympic athletes reach for the gold.