MRI – BOLT INJURED IN FINAL RACE

Usain Bolt is forced to undergo an MRI scan after injuring his left hamstring while he was running for Jamaica in the 4×100 metre relay on Saturday August 12th 2017 at the IAAF World Championships in London.

As a result, the soon-to-be 31-year-old will need medical imaging to determine the extent of the damage on Sunday. His prognosis has yet to be revealed to the public.

According to a study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, hamstring muscle strains have been recognised as a significant injury, especially for athletes over the last 100 years.

There is a wide spectrum of hamstring-related injuries that can occur in athletes, especially those who compete in sports where sprinting or high speed skilled movements are involved. Injuries occur when the three muscles which make up the hamstring group undergo too much strain and therefore cramp up or develop tears.The most common sports where hamstring injuries occur are soccer, rugby, track, tennis and field hockey.

A Study in the Journal of Sport and Health Science states that advanced musculoskeletal imaging, including MRI and ultrasound, are the two most common modalities used to identify and determine the prognosis of these injuries.

The article titled “Rehabilitation and Return to Sport after Hamstring strain injury” states that Ultrasound and MRI provide an “objective measure” and therefore these modalities are used to assess the severity of hamstring injuries, especially for professional athletes.

A Study published in 2010 in The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy explains that MR imaging is considered superior for evaluating injuries to deep portions of the muscles, and is useful when a previous hamstring injury is present.

Despite finishing third in his final race, Bolt is still considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. He remains as the only sprinter to win Olympic 100m and 200m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016).

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Will Nicola be the winner of Australian Survivor 2017?

Season 2 of Australian Survivor 2017 has begun! “Ziggy”, 26 year old Radiographer who works in CT at Auburn Medical Imaging is amongst the 24 castaways who will try to bring home the $500,000 prize money. To become the ultimate Survivor she must outwit, outplay and outlast all other contestants. But will she be the last one standing and make it through all 55 days?

Tune in Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30pm on Channel 10 to support our very own Synergy Survivor.

 

Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

Norwest Medical Imaging at Bella Vista will be open Saturday 10th June 2017 but will be closed this Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday, Monday 12th June 2017 . See below for opening hours.

Friday 9th June 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 10th June 8:00am – 12:00pm
Monday 12th June CLOSED
Tuesday 13th June 8:00am – 5:30pm

Are you having trouble contacting Norwest Medical Imaging?

Telstra has had a fire at the Parklea Exchange causing extensive damage and headaches for local businesses like ours.


We are hoping that it is resolved soon. In the meantime if you cannot reach us on the phone, please email us on info@nwmi.com.au and we will respond immediately. Alternatively, you may call our sister site:

Rouse Hill Medical Imaging: 8602 5400

 

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

Winner of the Best Health Improvement Service 2017

We are proud to announce that Norwest Medical Imaging has been awarded winners of the Best Health Improvement Service 2017 at the Local Business Awards.

Our radiology services based in the northwest of Sydney include Ultrasound, X-ray, CT, Mammography, MRI, Dental and Nuclear Medicine. We would like to thank our hard working and dedicated staff.

Norwest Medical Imaging would also like to thank our referring doctors and patients for their continued support.