Seattle Mariners first to acquire ‘game changing’ x-ray technology


Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners will be the first US sporting team to introduce Micro-X’s revolutionary Rover x-ray system. 

The immediate delivery of the Rover from Micro-X’s Seattle facility means the x-ray system will be available for diagnostic use for the remainder of the 2022 baseball season. 

The Rover provides fast, convenient DR imaging for patients everywhere – from the bedside, in hospitals and at point of care. Its ‘feather touch’ drive and the balanced rotating articulating arm combine to make positioning the tube simple and fast, while the tube head’s small size allows for easier positioning around patients. 

The innovative, lightweight machines use ground-breaking carbon nanotube technology, with a simpler design and more reliable performance in a smaller, lighter and less complex unit than traditional mobile x-ray devices.

The intelligent ergonomics make the machine easy to manoeuvre and permit precise positioning for x-rays. The long-lasting Lithium Iron Phosphate battery means the Rover can run without mains power for up to 8 hours.

Seattle-based Micro-X General Manager of Digital Radiology Charlie Hicks said the Mariners would be able to use the hi-tech Rover anywhere.

 “We are delighted the Rover will be used by the Mariners as a diagnostic tool to help care for players. The Rover is perfectly suited to be used by the club – it is six times lighter than conventional mobile x-ray devices and easy to use. With our US operations based in Seattle, we are proud to have the Rover at a local club.”

Seattle Mariners Senior Director of High Performance Rob Scheidegger said the Rover is a perfect fit for their DR imaging needs.

“The Rover is ideally suited for use in the professional sports environment. Having the ability to produce high quality images from such a versatile and mobile unit right in our ballpark is a game changer for our medical team.”

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