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University of Iowa News Release

March 29, 2004

UI Health Care Specialists To Discuss 'Leading Edge' Medical Imaging

University of Iowa Health Care specialists will present a free community educational seminar about the latest advances in medical imaging techniques and technology from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, located at 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

Just as the X-ray revolutionized medical treatment in the early 1900s, a new generation of imaging equipment is changing how medical care is delivered today. New scanning technologies, high-end computers and 3-D virtual images are some of the many new tools making it easier to find and treat a variety of conditions and diseases. With this new technology, doctors can see cancers earlier and deliver precise treatments, watch the beating heart and spot cardiac disease, and observe the electrical activity of the brain to hopefully unlock its secrets someday.

Michael Graham, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the UI Department of Radiology and director of nuclear medicine and Alan H. Stolpen, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the UI Department of Radiology and co-director of magnetic resonance imaging, will present an overview of the future of imaging, including:

-- The UI's advanced heart imaging center;
-- New and sophisticated techniques in cancer imaging;
-- Innovative techniques for non-invasively imaging vascular disease;
-- Body imaging.

Advance registration for this free community seminar is encouraged. For more information, or to register, call 319-384-8442 or toll free 800-777-8442. Registration is available online at www.uihealthcare.com/classes.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please call Tom Walljasper, Community Relations, in advance at 319-384-7353.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.