950 imaging studies performed at Winter Olympics – a 65% increase

We take you behind the scenes this month with our timely Vancouver Games Blog, an insider perspective on sport medicine and science headlines, talking points, statistical data and emerging trends.

Following up on the IOC declaring the just concluded Winter Games the best ever from a medical standpoint, an article at DiagnosticImaging.com delves into the imaging studies side of the medical care provided in Vancouver:

Radiology played its greatest role to date at the most recent Winter Olympics, continuing to build on previous games… with double the number of CT scans performed in Vancouver over the most recent Summer Olympics in Beijing

Alpine skiing produced the most injuries, followed by snowboarding, cross country skiing, and bobsledding. The most commonly injured body parts were the knee, pelvis, and low back.

Read the full story here.

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