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MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER PURCHASES ADVANCED NMR INSTASCAN HIGH-SPEED MRI SYSTEM

 MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
 PURCHASES ADVANCED NMR INSTASCAN HIGH-SPEED MRI SYSTEM
 WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced NMR Systems (NASDAQ: ANMR), the industry leader in high-speed Echo Planar Imaging technology, today announced the final acceptance, pursuant to a previously announced purchase order, of its Instascan magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York.
 MSKCC is one of the world's pre-eminent cancer research and treatment institutions, and has been using Instascan since its installation in May 1992.
 Instascan is a high-speed retrofit accessory for conventional MRI systems, which accelerates imaging acquisition of an MRI system by up to 20,000 times. The system's increased speed allows medical researchers and clinicians to perform complex studies and diagnoses that may not be obtainable with conventional MRI scans. Instascan, Advanced NMR System's implementation of Echo Planar Imaging technology, utilizes rapidly oscillating gradients to spatially encode MRI signals, and allows a series of "freeze frame" images to be generated from a single electronic pulse.
 An MRI fitted with Instascan can capture images in 1/25 of a second, as opposed to minutes with conventional MRI. This capability makes it possible to obtain high quality images of moving body parts.
 MSKCC's purchase of Instacan is the health care industry's first employment of high speed Echo Planar MRI in a clinical setting. "We are extremely pleased to announce memorial Sloan-Kettering's acceptance of Instascan, as it reinforces Advanced NMR's leadership position in Echo Planar technology and establishes our presence in the clinical market," said William Voorheis, president, Advanced NMR Systems. "It is our belief that each additional installation in a clinical setting will lead to breakthrough applications using Instascan, and the increased adoption of high-speed MRI."
 Advanced NMR Systems, a Wilmington, Mass.-based public company founded in 1983, is a leader in the development and manufacture of sophisticated MRI technology for use in research and clinical applications.
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 /CONTACT: Marion Waddington of Advanced NMR Systems, 508-657-8876; or Phil Landa of The Schepper Guscott Group, 617-489-6785, for Advanced NMR Systems/
 (ANMR) CO: Advanced NMR Systems ST: Massachusetts IN: MTC SU: CON


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