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HEALTH IMAGES ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND RESUMPTION OF COMMON STOCK REPURCHASE

 ATLANTA, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Images, Inc. (NYSE: HII) announced today that the company's board of directors has approved a major research and product development program, the HI STAR, which will involve a commitment of approximately $15 million over a three year period.
 The HI STAR program will update the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems currently operating in Health Images' centers to support future MRI techniques.
 W.A. ("Bill") Wilson, president and CEO of Health Images, said: "The objective of the HI STAR program is to develop an MRI technology that will keep our systems state-of-the-art until at least the year 2000. We believe that the program will enhance Health Images' overall profitability and help us capture new third party business."
 Wilson also announced that the board of directors has elected Mike Scott as executive vice president of Engineering Sales and Service, Prem Anand as vice president of Research and Development and Andy Smith as chief financial officer.
 The company said that it will also resume a share repurchase program that authorizes the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of the company's common stock. A total of 79,400 shares has been repurchased to date under the plan.
 Health Images, Inc. is a leading provider of fixed-site outpatient magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other diagnostic imaging services. The company operates 41 imaging centers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and one radiation oncology center. Health Images also manufactures the HI Standard(R) MRI scanner and provides MRI and CT equipment maintenance services to third party clients.
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 /CONTACT: Robert D. Carl III, chairman; W.A. ("Bill") Wilson, president and CEO; or Laura Werner, director of Corporate Communications, 404-587-5084, all of Health Images/
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