Yepremian Scores Again For FONAR Sports Program
- Instrumental In A Second Sale of an Upright MRI –
Yepremian, former All-Pro NFL kicker with the Miami Dolphins,
and currently a FONAR sports consultant.
NEW YORK, August 11, 2005 - FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ-FONR), The
MRI Specialist™, announced today the sale of its Upright™
MRI scanner to a freestanding center in the Greater Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania area. Garo Yepremian, former All-Pro NFL kicker with
the Miami Dolphins, was instrumental in the sale. FONAR has now
sold six Upright™ MRIs in Pennsylvania since entering that
market with this product a little more than a year ago.
is a very captivating person and accomplished motivational speaker.
He serves FONAR well and is especially good with our customers,"
said David B. Terry, Senior Vice President of FONAR. "Garo
markets our Stand-Up™ MRI with the same competitive spirit
that propelled him to the status of a superstar during his career
in the National Football League. We are absolutely delighted to
have Garo on the FONAR team. This marks the second sale in which
Garo has been involved."
can't kick a field goal lying down. You have got to be standing
up to kick a field goal," said Garo Yepremian. "I have
had many MRIs throughout the years and am claustrophobic and uncomfortable
in the tubes. I want to be in the Upright Weight-bearing position,
watching TV, when I have my MRI."
is obvious to me that there is more clinically relevant information
to be had from Upright™ images of the spine, leg or foot
on FONAR's new Upright™ MRI machine than from a lie-down
scanner," said Mr.Yepremian. "This is my message to
everyone I meet when I attend some 50-plus charity golf events
around the country these days."
FONAR was incorporated in 1978, making it the first, oldest and
most experienced MRI manufacturer in the industry. FONAR introduced
the world's first commercial MRI in 1980, and went public in 1981.
Since its inception, we have installed nearly 300 MRI scanners
worldwide. FONAR's stellar product line includes the Upright™
MRI (also known as the Stand-Up™ MRI), the only whole-body
MRI that performs Position™ imaging (pMRI™) and scans
patients in numerous weight-bearing positions, i.e. standing,
sitting, in flexion and extension, as well as the conventional
lie-down position. The FONAR Upright™ MRI often sees the
patient's problem that other scanners cannot because they are
lie-down only. With over 100,000 patients scanned, the patient-friendly
Upright™ MRI has a near zero claustrophobic rejection rate
by patients. As a FONAR customer states, "If the patient
is claustrophobic in this scanner, they'll be claustrophobic in
my parking lot." Approximately 85% of patients are scanned
sitting while they watch a 42" flat screen TV. Our latest
MRI scanner is the FONAR 360™, a room-size recumbent scanner
that optimizes openness while facilitating physician access to
the patient. FONAR is headquartered on Long Island, New York,
and has approximately 500 employees.
MRI Specialist, Stand-Up, Upright, Position,
pMRI and The Proof is in the Picture are trademarks of FONAR.
This release may include
forward-looking statements from the company that may or may not
materialize. Additional information on factors that could potentially
affect the company's financial results may be found in the company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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