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Dolores Beasley
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1753)

March 25, 2004
NASA Announces Space Research Update (Correction)
Ultrasound techniques perfected by NASA to care for injured astronauts in space can also diagnose professional athlete injuries. New training methods allow people with minimal skills to learn how to use this technology in remote areas then send data to a physician who can make real time recommendations for emergency action.

The many uses of this newly developed technology will be revealed at a Space Research Update, 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW, Washington.

Briefing participants:
--Dr. Scott Dulchavsky, Principal Investigator, and Chair of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
--Dr. David Collon, Team Physician, Detroit Red Wings, Lions and Tigers
--Dr. Stephen Smith, Department of Surgery, Kansas University Medical Center, Wichita, Kan.
--Roger Crouch, International Space Station Senior Scientist, NASA

NASA TV will carry the Update live with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the event from participating centers. NASA TV is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

For audio only of the broadcast call: 321/867-1220/1240/1260. For a live web cast of the briefing, visit:


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