During the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics more than 11,000 athletes participated and more than 1000 radiological exams (x-rays, ultrasound and MRI's) were performed on competing athletes.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Radiology
The lower limb was the most common location of imaging-depicted sports-related injuries overall, and imaging of lower extremities was the most common exam. The second most common location was the upper limb.
"Imaging is paramount for determining whether or not an injured athlete is able to return to competition," - Dr. Guermazi professor and vice chair of the Department of Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine.