A team of NHL medical experts is ready to conduct its first ovarian ultrasound on a healthy athlete.
The NHL’s ovarian TORSION Ultrasounds are a revolutionary way to evaluate women’s ovaries, according to NHLPA President and CEO David Andrews.
He says the team will be ready to do the first test of its kind this week.
The team will begin with the first of four ovarian tests scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 18 at 10 a.m.
ET in Washington, D.C.
The first test will consist of a physical exam that will include a pelvic ultrasound to measure the amount of estrogen, the hormone that makes estrogen.
This test is done to detect a large number of estrogen-producing cells.
The ovaries are the largest and most complex part of the body and they produce the majority of estrogen in the body.
The first of the ovarian ultrasounds is scheduled to be performed at 12:01 p.m., when the NHL All-Star Game will be held at Verizon Center.
The second test will be conducted at 3:05 p.meters (5:05 inches).
It will measure the volume of estrogen produced in the ovaries and is used to determine the level of progesterone, the hormones that are produced by the ovary.
The third test will occur at 3.5 meters (9.5 inches) and the fourth at 4 meters (12 inches).
The team has begun preparing for the test by testing each athlete for a variety of factors including estrogen levels and levels of progerone.
The next step will be to perform the next round of tests on healthy athletes who are eligible to play in the NHL and who will not have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
The team will have an additional testing team at the NHL Players Association facility in Arizona for those who do not have insurance.
If a player is found to be at risk, the player will be given the option to return to the NHL or to play the rest of the season.
The player will then undergo a series of tests that will determine the likelihood of recurrence of the disease.
The third round of ovarian testing will be scheduled for March 23.
The fourth round of testing will occur in April.
In the next few weeks, the team plans to conduct a second round of the tests on players who have not yet returned to the team.
If a player passes all of the remaining tests, he will be allowed to return.
If the players do not pass the tests, the players will be eligible for the next cycle of tests, which will include an in-person exam.
The tests are scheduled to last at least two weeks.
The NBA announced a similar testing program for its players in May.