Victoria Steiner July 19, 2004
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
NOTE TO EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS: News media representatives are invited to attend a news conference for a major announcement from NASA and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas, Calif. The news conference will be on Wednesday, July 21, at 12 p.m. PDT at the Cislini Plaza conference room in Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH), 450 East Romie Lane, Salinas. Reporters will be able to interview NASA scientists and hospital physicians about the joint venture. Media representatives interested in attending should contact Victoria Steiner at 650/604-0176 or Adrienne Laurent at 831/759-1825.
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Salinas, Calif., will announce an agreement to work together on developing new technologies.
Under the terms of the collaboration, the NASA Ames BioVIS (Biological Visualization, Imaging and Simulation) Technology Center and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital will focus on enhancing the quality, accuracy and utility of medical technology. Officials will announce details of the agreement at a news conference on Wednesday, July 21, at noon PDT at the Cislini Plaza conference room in Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, 450 East Romie Lane, Salinas.
"Developing new, accurate medical knowledge will enable us to advance medical science," said NASA Ames Center Director G. Scott Hubbard.
Thomas Burnsides, director of diagnostic imaging at the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, predicted that this could be "a huge breakthrough in the field of diagnostic imaging."
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