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Subject: pet_mail Press Release: SNM and GE Medical Systems Form Alliance to Provi THE SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS FORM ALLIANCE TO PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION TO NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNITY Agreement Marks the First-of-its-Kind

RESTON, VA--(April 27, 2000)--The Society of Nuclear Medicine and GE Medical Systems today announced an alliance to develop and distribute on-going educational programs for the international nuclear medicine community. This is the first time in the history of the Society of Nuclear Medicine that the organization has formed an alliance with a single industry manufacturer to deliver education to its more than 13,000 members worldwide.

As part of this agreement, the Society of Nuclear Medicine will provide clinical content, and GE Medical will have the first opportunity to develop and deliver Web-, satellite- and computer-based educational programs and information.

"Advancements in technology have led to tremendous growth in nuclear medicine, especially in the areas of cardiology and oncology," states Robert Carretta, M.D., President of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. "As these advancements continue to change the way we practice medicine, our members tell us that more than ever before they need information and education on how to provide better, quality patient care. This agreement will allow us to leverage the Society and GE Medical's knowledge, experience and technological insight to provide world-class education to the international nuclear medicine community."

Health care providers will find jointly-developed programs on SNM's web site www.snm.org as well as on a variety of GE Medical's Web communities, including gemedicalsystems.com, planetRAD.com, herSource.com and cardioIQ.com. Additionally, educational programs will be accessible on GE Medical's Training in Partnership (TiP-TV(tm)) satellite broadcast network, a regularly scheduled educational television program for health care facilities that offers growth and productivity solutions.

"Increasingly, health care providers are depending on a number of non-traditional resources to get their information," said Beth Klein, General Manager of GE Medical's Nuclear Medicine and PET businesses. "The Internet is a powerful tool to reach professionals, and GE Medical is committed to continuously growing its Internet capabilities to promote and deliver health care education. With GE's TiP-TV(tm) regularly scheduled programming, and round-the-clock accessibility to Internet communities, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and GE Medical can give more health care providers equal access to the highest level of education and training."

About the Society of Nuclear Medicine

The Society of Nuclear Medicine is an international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology and practical application of nuclear medicine. Its 13,000 members are physicians, technologists and scientists specializing in the research and practice of nuclear medicine. Primarily an educational organization, the Society holds workshops, seminars and meetings to promote the safe and effective use of nuclear medicine to promote high quality health care for consumers. The Society also publishes medical journals, books and other publications for both the professional and the consumer in the international marketplace.

About GE Medical Systems

GE Medical Systems is a $7 billion global leader in medical information and technology. Its offerings include networking and productivity tools, health care information systems, patient monitoring devices, conventional and digital X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), ultrasound, positron emission tomography, and nuclear medicine. For more than 100 years, health care providers worldwide have relied on GE Medical Systems for high quality medical technology, services and productivity solutions.

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