Diagnostic imaging  

Siemens secures contracts for MRI, ultrasound with HealthTrust Purchasing Group

24 April 2005

Malvern Pa, & Brentwood Tenn, USA. Siemens Medical Solutions announced today it has been awarded three-year contracts with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG) to provide its network of 1,500 participating hospitals and healthcare systems access to Siemens magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound technologies, effective through March 31, 2008.

HPG members can now select from Siemens' full portfolio of award-winning MRI systems, including the MAGNETOM Avanto, Symphony, Trio and Espree, all available with Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology, and its advanced ultrasound technologies, including the nation's top-selling ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound platform, as well as the SONOLINE Antares, SONOLINE G60 S and SONOLINE G50 ultrasound systems. This is the first time HPG has offered Siemens' MRI systems to its membership.

HPG, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a group purchasing organization (GPO) that supports not-for-profit and for-profit acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centres, alternate care sites, and physician practices. With an annual purchasing volume of more than $6 billion, HPG is committed to obtaining the best price for clinically-recommended products, ensuring timely delivery and continuously evaluating and improving services to the patients, physicians and clinicians the company serves.


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