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HEALTH IMAGES OPENS COMPANY'S SECOND INTERNATIONAL MRI CENTER

 HEALTH IMAGES OPENS COMPANY'S SECOND INTERNATIONAL MRI CENTER
 ATLANTA, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Images, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMG) has opened its second magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) center located outside the United States.
 Darlington Magnetic Imaging, located at Dudley Road, Lingfield Way, Yarm Road Industrial Estate in Darlington, England, is the first independent outpatient MRI facility serving Darlington and the surrounding area.
 Robert D. Carl III, president and chairman of Health Images, said: "The opening of our second international MRI center in Darlington represents a major part of our strategy for further development in the United Kingdom for Health Images. We believe MRI in Great Britain is relatively underserved, and we view Darlington Magnetic Imaging as an opportunity to bring MRI to the north midland area of Great Britain. To the best of my knowledge, Health Images is the only imaging center business with fixed site centers open in the United Kingdom."
 Darlington Magnetic Imaging was made possible by an agreement among Darlington Borough Council, Health Images (U.K.) plc and Health Images, Inc. Health Images (U.K.) plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Images, Inc. Health Images, Inc., a publicly held corporation in the United States, opened its first international MRI center, Guildford Magnetic Imaging, Guildford, Surrey, England, in November 1990.
 Darlington Magnetic Imaging will scan patients on the HI Standard MRI system, designed and built by Health Images, Inc., and medical consultation and interpretation services will be provided by Dr. Terence Featherstone. The center offers a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere and the convenience of flexible scheduling hours.
 Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a medical diagnostic imaging technology that combines low intensity radio waves, magnetic field manipulations and computer technology to produce vivid images of the soft tissues of the body in multiple planes. Although there are countless uses for MRI, the majority of cases pertain to viewing the brain, spine and joints, particularly the knee. MRI is effective in detecting tumors, multiple sclerosis, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, and in the evaluation of cancer therapy. It is a painless procedure that involves no surgery or potentially harmful ionizing radiation.
 Including Darlington Magnetic Imaging, Health Images, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, operates 34 magnetic resonance imaging centers in the United States and United Kingdom, and one radiation oncology center. The company also manufactures MRI scanners, and provides MRI equipment maintenance and medical construction services to third party clients.
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 /CONTACT: Robert D. Carl III, president and chairman, or Laura J. Werner, director of shareholder relations of Health Images, 404-587-5084/
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