Manchester United Football Club has renewed its multi-year agreement with Canon Medical Systems Europe as its official medical systems partner.

The renewal of the agreement will ensure players continue to have access to equipment to examine injuries and undergo pre-emptive screening for preventable injuries.

Manchester United Football Club will also stand to benefit from upgrades in product and technology. This will provide improved cardiac and general health screenings.

The two entities first signed the agreement in 2013. Under this agreement, medical imaging systems including CT, MRI, and Ultrasound were installed at a medical centre at the Aon Training Complex.

“The renewal of the agreement will ensure players continue to have access to equipment to examine injuries and undergo pre-emptive screening for preventable injuries.”

Manchester United’s group managing director Richard Arnold said: “We are delighted to extend what has been an excellent partnership with Canon Medical Systems over the past six years. At Manchester United, just like at Canon Medical Systems, we pride ourselves on innovation. Our world-class medical team at Manchester United, partnered with the world-class team at Canon has helped us provide our players with the best possible medical care.”

Canon Medical Systems Europe president and CEO Mark Holmshaw said: As we continue to develop our medical system partnership with Manchester United Football Club, we do so with enhanced vigour and innovation strengths following our transition from Toshiba Medical Systems to Canon Medical Systems earlier this year. As part of the Canon Group, we are seeing direct results of our collaboration, taking imaging technologies to the next level.

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“Besides this, we can draw on the 100-year medical system pedigree and presence in over 140 countries to ensure access to the latest product and solutions from our research and development teams.”

In May, Canon Medical Systems Europe and Olea Medical upgraded software for Canon’s MRI Systems to provide faster, more accurate and cost-effective diagnoses.

The upgrade was done on all of Canon’s existing MRI-systems as well as new systems.