Official Medical Systems
Partner to Manchester United
Football Club

For 8 years, Canon Medical Systems UK has been the ‘Official Medical Systems Partner’ to Manchester United Football Club.
This agreement involves the provision of state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment including CT, MRI and diagnostic ultrasound
to the dedicated Medical Imaging Centre at Carrington. It is part 
of Canon Medical’s network of collaborations to undertake important research and support 
human health.

The medical equipment supplied plays an important role in the ongoing health and wellbeing of all support staff and football players including the first team, youth academy and women’s team. Clinical information from the systems is used by the team’s doctors and physiotherapists to rapidly assess injuries incurred during games or training, assist rehabilitation and to pre-empt future injuries.

Mandatory and proactive health surveillance is also undertaken using the Canon Medical systems. For example, cardiac profiling is a requirement every two years. Governed by FIFA, it aims to identify anomalies that can lead to potentially fatal arrythmias that can be the primary cause of sudden cardiac arrests. Whilst rare, the conditions can be asymptomatic and triggered by physical exertion. Canon Medical has many collaborations with sport, academia, the NHS and independent healthcare to power pioneering research projects.

Current studies involving Manchester United Football Club and in conjunction with UK universities and NHS clinical consultants aim to have wide-reaching potential to retired sportspeople, other sporting organisations, the NHS and global health communities. The research helps to unlock knowledge of the human body and assist with clinical education, equipment innovation and reshaping the future of preventative protocols and patient diagnosis. This will not only save lives, but also enable many people to live more active lives.

Sports Medical Research

Working together for the common good

Highlighting Manchester United’s medical centre is state-of-the-art equipment supplied by Canon Medical Systems:

  • Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Vantage Titan 3T magnetic resonance 
imaging (MRI) scanner
  • Aplio i-series ultrasound scanner
  • Viamo portable ultrasound system

Outstanding Patient Comfort.
Pure Image Quality.
Streamlined Workflow.

Cross over to a new era of MRI with a 3T system fully capable of meeting the imaging needs of a cutting-edge healthcare facility. Vantage Galan 3T from Canon Medical evolves into the AI era with

Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) technology and fast scanning without compromise with Compressed SPEEDER. Combined with outstanding automated workflow, pure digital image quality, and industry leading patient focused design, Vantage Galan 3T is the MRI system you need now, and into the future.

Watch our Q&A with Dr Steve McNally, Head of Football, Medicine and Science at Manchester United FC. Listen up as we talk about how the system helps monitor healing of injuries, the benefits of an on-site system and more about the Vantage Galan 3T.


“By utilising innovative techniques borne out of shared ideas and experiences from Canon Medical’s wider network of experts, we can now profile and monitor our players in ways we have never done before. This not only enhances athlete health and safety but also provides invaluable information to guide the athletic development process. As part of the partnership, we have also shared data that will assist in improving health services for the general public.”


Dr Steve McNally, Head of Football,
Medicine and Science, Manchester United FC