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Date:5/14/2009

a said. "While a growing body of research demonstrates the beneficial impact that imaging is having on the diagnosis, management and treatment of numerous chronic and life-threatening diseases, sometimes the human stories behind the data are missed. By sharing your personal imaging story on this Web site, we can ensure that policymakers understand how imaging - and the public policy guiding reimbursement - has a powerful impact on peoples' lives. Whether it's a breast MRI that detects an elusive cancer, a PET scan that shows a cancer going into remission, or a heart scan that detects a blockage and allows a doctor to prevent a deadly heart attack, AMIC encourages patients, family member and providers to use this Web site to make their stories known."

About AMIC - AMIC represents more than 100,000 physicians, medical providers, and patient organizations throughout the U.S. It also includes health technology firms that manufacture imaging equipment and supplies and that employ tens of thousands of workers. Thus, AMIC represents those who develop medical imaging technologies, those who apply it, and those who benefit from it. The coalition was organized in early 2006, soon after Congress passed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which significantly reduced the level of funding for medical imaging services.. The coalition conducts public affairs, advocacy, and educational activities on behalf of legislation to address these payment reductions. It also promotes the adoption of policies that focus on medical imaging quality and appropriateness, so that patients are receiving the right imaging test by the right provider at the right time.


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