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American M.R.I.-DOL: Small Hospitals To Turn The Camera On Themselves In Unique National Contest
Date:10/22/2007

America Called Upon to Help One Deserving Facility Win Needed Medical

Equipment by Choosing Its Favorite 'Clinical Contender'

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Television medical dramas such as ER and House bring home images of the clinical challenges in hospitals across the country to millions of Americans each week. Now, small hospitals lacking a cornerstone diagnostic technology - a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system - are being given the opportunity to turn the cameras on themselves in a new national contest. In this unique contest, the American public will choose one hospital to be awarded a free MRI system.

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Today, Siemens Medical Solutions announced the opening of voting for the national contest at http://www.WinAnMRI.com. The program invites health care facilities lacking an MRI system to display their creativity and dedication to patient care in videos that are two minutes long or shorter. Individuals from across the country can view the contenders' videos on the site and then choose which facility they believe is most deserving of the MRI system by voting for their favorite. The health care facility whose video receives the most votes will be awarded a brand new Siemens MAGNETOM(R) Essenza scanner.

"The worldwide fascination with the online video medium provides a unique way for us to bring the stories of these small hospitals to life," said Jeffrey Bundy, vice president, Magnetic Resonance Division, Siemens Medical Solutions. "There are currently more than 1,500 hospitals in the U.S. that do not offer MRI services - an essential component to a full-service healthcare facility in any community. The winner of this contest will open the doors to a new level of medical service, sparing people from having to tr
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