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Siemens Medical Solutions (Malvern, Pennsylvania) said that it has been awarded three-year contracts with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG; Brentwood, Tennessee) to provide its network of 1,500 participating hospitals and healthcare systems access to Siemens MRI and ultrasound technologies, through March 31, 2008.

HPG members can select from Siemens’ portfolio of MRI systems, including the Magnetom Avanto, Symphony, Trio and Espree, all available with total imaging matrix technology, and its advanced ultrasound technologies.

HPG said that this is the first time it has offered Siemens’ MRI systems to its membership.