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HEALTH IMAGES COMMENTS ON PRESIDENT'S COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH REFORM PROGRAM

HEALTH IMAGES COMMENTS ON PRESIDENT'S COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH REFORM PROGRAM
 ATLANTA, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Images President Robert D. Carl III commented today on President Bush's Comprehensive Health Reform Program, which was released yesterday, as it affects the diagnostic imaging industry and Health Images.
 "Health Images will not be hurt by the president's proposals restricting Medicare and Medicaid payment for physician referrals to facilities in which they have an investment or other financial interest. Unlike most companies in our industry, Health Images does not rely on physician investor referrals to our clinics since the vast majority of our imaging centers are wholly owned by the company. We are actively repurchasing the remaining minority interests in several of our older imaging centers.
 "Indeed, we welcome the administration's proposals as evidence that lawmakers at both the state and federal level will most likely take proactive steps to end, in the president's words, 'the abusive practice of physician self-referrals.'"
 Health Images, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMG) operates 32 magnetic resonance imaging centers, operates one radiation oncology center, manufactures magnetic resonance imaging scanners, and provides equipment maintenance services for major medical diagnostic imaging equipment.
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 /CONTACT: Robert D. Carl III, president and chairman, or Laura J. Werner, of Health Images, 404-587-5084/
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