Toshiba Medical Systems has today (Friday, 20 June) been unveiled as the latest addition to the Sponsor Family for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The company become the Official Provider of Diagnostic Imaging Equipment for use during the Games within the Athletes’ Village Polyclinic.
The equipment and services to be supplied include an MRI scanner, a CT scanner, a diagnostic ultrasound scanner, X-ray equipment and three medical image reporting stations.
Toshiba Medical Systems, part of the wider Toshiba Corporation, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of medical systems and a leading imaging technology provider for the sports medicine industry.
The company’s existing involvement in sport includes partnerships with Manchester United FC, Barnet FC and the Tessa Sanderson Foundation.
The Polyclinic will serve the 6,500 athletes and team officials within the Village from the 71 participating nations and territories at Games time.
The Polyclinic will operate on a 24-hour basis supporting athletes and team officials with an aim to deliver outstanding medical services to support the Commonwealth athletes performing at their best.
David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted to announce Toshiba Medical Systems as an Official Provider for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as the health and well-being of the athletes is a high priority.
“The medical facility at the Polyclinic for athletes and team officials at Games Time is a hugely important aspect of Village life.”
Toshiba Medical Systems UK Managing Director, Mark Hitchman, said:
“Toshiba Medical Systems is proud to be named Official Medical Systems Provider for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Toshiba’s radiology equipment is powering not just some of the leading medical institutions, but also some of the world’s leading sports organisations and community-based sports facilities such as Manchester United Football Club, Barnet Football Club and the Tessa Sanderson Foundation Academy.
“We look forward to providing world-class, state-of-the-art equipment and services to the Commonwealth Games, as part of the comprehensive on-site medical facility.”