Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 08, 2015 — A unique partnership between a professional Lacrosse team and an advanced neurodiagnostic brain imaging company promises to bring education on concussions and traumatic brain injuries to the forefront. CereScan is one of the country’s leading providers of SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) and PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography) brain imaging that provides functional information about how the brain is actually working. In the sports world, this is particularly important if a player has sustained one or several concussions. CereScan’s imaging process accurately detects what areas of the brain are affected and identifies a clear diagnosis for the patient’s condition.
CereScan Corp. is proud to partner with the Denver Outlaws Professional Lacrosse Team, not only on an organizational level, but on an ethical level as well. So often in professional sports, concussions and traumatic brain injuries are overlooked or downplayed in severity because it affects the player’s ability to perform. As a responsible partner, the Denver Outlaws have taken the initiative to connect with a scientifically-based healthcare company, such as CereScan, that has the diagnostic tools to help their professional athletes accurately identify the area of their brain that is affected by a previous concussion or traumatic brain injury. Once the injury or condition is identified, the player can work with their doctor to find a suitable treatment plan.
In the media today, a lot more education and awareness is being shared about concussions and over time, this mindfully collaborative effort between these organizations will help eliminate the unfortunate stigma that follows a player after they sustain a concussion, either on or off the field. CereScan’s CEO, John Kelley said, “To date we have worked with several patients who played professional football and one or two hockey players, but the fact that an entire professional Lacrosse team has taken an interest in what we do and are excited about what our advanced neurodiagnostic imaging can do for their players, is literally a game changer for concussion education and awareness. People do not have to live with the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. I applaud the Denver Outlaws Professional Lacrosse Team and their organization for caring for their players’ brain health, in addition to their physical health.”
In 2013, the Outlaws had the greatest season in the history of Major League Lacrosse winning all 14 of their regular season games to become the first undefeated team in MLL history. This past season, the Outlaws followed up their historic 2013 campaign by capturing the franchise’s first MLL championship that earned them the Steinfeld Trophy!
According to the Federation of International Lacrosse, What began as stickball, a Native American Indian contest played by tribal warriors for training, recreation and religious reasons, has developed over the years into the interscholastic, professional and international sport of Lacrosse. The sport has officially earned the title of “America’s Fastest Growing Sport” over the last 10 years. According to the US Lacrosse League, the sport has grown by 77% since 2006. Spectators enjoy the fast paced mechanics of the game and marvel at the players’ strength and ability to be agile as they precisely throw the ball with ease across the field to a teammate or into the goal.
“It’s truly a revolutionary time in sports medicine to have a technology like CereScan available to meet the growing need of injured players to accurately diagnose brain injury. Our partnership with the Denver Outlaws will set a precedent that brain health is important and needs to be at the forefront for all professional sports leagues,” said CEO, John Kelley. Since 2009, patients from all over the country and throughout the world have consulted Denver-based CereScan and its leading physicians concerning chronic neurological and psychiatric issues including:
- Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussions
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Bipolar Disorder
- Toxic Brain Injury
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Anxiety Disorder
- Learning Disorders
“The Denver Outlaws are excited to partner with CereScan Corporation for the 2015 professional Lacrosse season. CereScan is a progressive diagnostic brain imaging company that has the service capabilities and medical resources to provide our players, team physicians and coaching staff with tools and education needed to promote better brain health within our Lacrosse team. This is certainly a unique partnership, and we look forward to the positive impact this relationship will have on our organization,” said Ted Tsang, Director of Marketing for the Denver Outlaws.