Updated: Monday, 20th November 2017 @ 5:34pm

Manchester United's revamped training centre set for more medical equipment than some Manchester hospitals

Manchester United's revamped training centre set for more medical equipment than some Manchester hospitals

By Lucy Kenderdine

Manchester United are set to have more state-of-the-art medical equipment installed in their revamped training ground than some Manchester hospitals.

The radiology department of Manchester Royal Infirmary performs more than 200,000 procedures per year on fewer machines than the football club will receive following a recent partnership.

The partnership between Manchester United and Toshiba Medical Systems means that the club will be furnished with state-of-the-art equipment at their revamped training facility.

Their Trafford Training Centre will include a new CT scanner, MRI scanner and five ultrasound systems ready for use by the 33 players of their first team, as well as their reserve and youth team set-ups.

Manchester Royal Infirmary however only has four ultrasound systems, while the single MRI scanner has to be run constantly to keep up with the immense demand.

United’s commercial director Richard Arnold said: “Our players are at the centre of Manchester United and it is vital that we are able to offer them the best possible medical support. “

Each ultrasound scanner at the Royal Infirmary has to undertake approximately 66 examinations every week, while the MRI scanner has to deal with 150 individual appointments.

According to Toshiba Medical Systems Europe CEO Mr Chikao Kamijima, ‘the equipment will include the industry-leading premium Aplio 500’.

The Central Manchester Hospital Trust did not wish to comment on the information.

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