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It's All in the Wrist: A Portable MRI System for Early Detection of Sports Injuries

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For some sports such as tennis, the wrist is frequently under stress, and an injury to the wrist can prevent an athlete from competing. To aid in the early detection of wrist injuries, researchers at the University of Tsukuba have developed a portable MRI system that enables athletes to be screened for injuries before they exhibit any symptoms.

Athletes have a risk of sports injuries, which can influence their ability to continue training and competing. For injuries such as cartilage tears, early detection and treatment are important for enabling athletes to continue playing sports ...