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The Polls are Open! America Votes to Decide Which Hospital is the Most Deserving of Siemens' Newest MRI Technology
Date:12/6/2007

elp a hospital bring a new level of health care to its community."

Siemens Medical Solutions launched this contest on October 22nd, inviting health care facilities that met the contest criteria to display their creativity and dedication to patient care in brief, online videos, with the goal of providing a free MRI system to the most deserving hospital, as decided by the number of online votes.

Many rural and community hospitals do not have a permanent, on-site MRI system - a cornerstone of diagnostic imaging technology. This means that many patients will often choose to drive hours to get needed MRI services if they are not available locally. The winner of this contest will be able to provide a new level of medical service, allowing patients in the community to receive the diagnostic imaging services they need in a timely fashion.

The lowest-cost new system available today, the MAGNETOM Essenza boasts 1.5-Tesla magnet strength. It generates high-resolution images that will help clinicians make a more precise diagnosis and could eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming follow-up exams.

About Siemens Medical Solutions

Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is a renowned medical solutions provider with core competence and innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in knowledge engineering, including information technology and system integration. With its laboratory diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens Medical Solutions will be the first fully integrated diagnostics company, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and support services. The company delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care - from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy and care. Siemens Medical Solutions employs more than 48,000 people worldwide and
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