The FC Barcelona Medical Centre, as a result of its agreement with Toshiba Medical Systems Europe, has some of the finest technology in the field of sports diagnosis. And on Friday the facilities went one step further with the installation of a 3Tesla nuclear magnetic resonance machine, the most powerful such device produced by the Japanese technology firm. It will be used to diagnose muscle and bone injuries in our athletes at greater speed and accuracy levels than ever. The machine will be available 24/7, for 365 days a year.
The machine will be operated by staff from Assistència Sanitària, which like Toshiba Medical Systems is also an FC Barcelona sponsor, and will be used for the diagnosis, treatment and rehab of both professional and amateur athletes. Since the agreement with the football club was signed, TMS has already provided thirteen echography systems to the club’s medical services.
Assistència Sanitària insurance policy holders will also be able to use the new machine, located in the Medical Centre at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground, from Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 2.00pm and from 4.00pm to 8.00pm.