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Wyoming Shrine Bowl Donation Helps Fund New Radiology Equipment at Children’s Hospital
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CASPER-The 2016 Wyoming Shrine Bowl donation of $33,000 will help to fund the Shriners Hospital for Children’s new EOS Orthopedic Imaging equipment at the Salt Lake City location.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this new technology to our patients,” MJ Miller, director of development for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City, said. “Many of our patients require multiple X-‐rays a year, and now we can provide a safer, more effective method.”
EOS Imaging allows for patients to receive 3-‐D X-‐rays while being exposed to up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional radiology equipment. The estimated cost for the new technology is $250,000. The hospital has currently raised $102,000.
Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City is a specialized orthopedic children’s hospital that performs 1,200 surgeries and treats 5,000 active patients a year, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
Long-‐term radiation exposure can be significantly reduced with the new imaging system. The hospital’s radiology department takes 30,000 X-‐rays yearly. There are currently only 111 EOS machines in the United States and are the only 3-‐D system capable of scanning patients in a weight-‐ bearing position to reveal natural posture and joint orientation.
The annual Wyoming Shrine Bowl has raised more than $450,000 since the game began in 1974. The 2017 Shrine Bowl Game is scheduled for June 10.
For more information, contact Dawn Wright, Public Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The Shriners Hospitals for Children website.
In 1973 two Wyoming High School football coaches, Jerry Overton of Kelly Walsh High School, and Denny Brown of Byron High School started organizing an all star football game with the teams rosters being made up from Wyoming high school players who were gaduates of the current year.