Thousands of basketball players and fans will flood downtown Spokane next weekend for the largest 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament in the country (Photo: SWX)
SPOKANE, Wash. -
If you happen to twist your ankle, break your wrist or blow out your knee at Hoopfest next week, at least you can get a free x-ray.
Inland Imaging said Friday they would provide free images to injured players for the third year in a row. It's the only known imaging company to provide on-site X-ray services for large-scale outdoor athletic events like Hoopfest.
Players and their families will be able to take advantage of four on-site urgent care centers and Inland Imaging's X-Ray services to receive care quickly and to help curb the higher costs of hospital care. The X-ray tent will be centrally located near the carousel in Riverfront Park.
Inland Imaging staff will work closely with the urgent care tents staffed by area health care providers to quickly treat injuries. Players will know instantly if their injuries need to be treated or simply put on ice. Out of town patients will be able to take advantage of this service through taking their X-ray images back home with them on a digital CD.
Last year 144 X-rays were performed in the Inland Imaging tent using a state-of-the-art portable digital X-ray unit. Of all the injuries, 27 percent were positive findings.
Monday, February 18 2013 5:01 PM EST2013-02-18 22:01:04 GMT
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