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CONTACT: ANGIE TRACHTA
8798 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-7123
e-mail: angela-trachta@uiowa.edu

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UI experts to discuss cardiac MRI diagnosis of heart disease

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Area residents are invited to hear three University of Iowa cardiovascular and radiology experts discuss cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its role in the diagnosis of heart disease at a free seminar Monday, Feb. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hampton/Clarion Conference Center in Coralville.

The seminar is sponsored by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

"Health for Your Lifetime: Diagnosing Heart Disease with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)" is the second in a series of educational seminars planned this year. The three University of Iowa cardiovascular and radiology experts are Michael Vannier, M.D., Maleah Grover-McKay, M.D., and Lizann Bolinger, Ph.D.

Vannier, professor and head of the department of radiology, is an international expert on cardiovascular imaging systems. He will introduce the program with a brief description of cardiac MRI technology available at the University of Iowa.

Bolinger, associate professor of radiology, will review how cardiac MRI performs and evaluates a patient with suspected heart conditions.

Grover-McKay, associate professor of radiology and internal medicine, will discuss the benefits of early diagnosis of heart disease that can be accomplished with cardiac MRI.

Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call (319) 384-8442 or toll-free 1-800-777-8442.

2/8/99