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Merger between TRA Medical Imaging and Medical Imaging Northwest is Official
Dec 20, 2016

TRA Medical Imaging (TRA) and Medical Imaging Northwest (MINW), two of the leading medical imaging providers in the South Sound, announced today that the two companies have completed their merger and will operate administratively as TRA-MINW starting January 1, 2017. 

Despite dramatic changes to the national and regional health care landscape in recent years, TRA and MINW have maintained a common core value: Patients come first. This merger brings together experience to drive innovative quality improvement and enhanced value for the patients, providers, and health systems they serve in Washington State.

"The scale of the combined groups allows us to provide expanded subspecialty services across the care continuum to a larger population of patients. With that comes the opportunity to standardize care across this region based on best practices and best available evidence, as well as to provide continuity of care across the population we serve," said Douglas Seiler, M.D., Radiologist and President of TRA Medical Imaging.

Dr. Katherine Choi-Chinn, Radiologist and Executive Chair of MINW adds, "Coming together allows us to create security in this shifting health care landscape, to collaborate in support of a shared purpose, and to remain focused on what is most important to us - providing the highest quality patient care in our area."

About TRA-MINW
TRA-MINW is a local partnership of sub-specialized radiologists providing high quality, patient-centered care since the early 1940s. Now serving both CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare Health Systems, we provide over 1.2 million interpretations annually. TRA-MINW will serve 11 area hospitals, 12 outpatient sites, and related medical clinics across the systems including urgent care locations. For more information, please visit www.tranow.com or www.minw.com.

Contact:
Rachael Costner, Marketing Manager
rcostner@dinw.com  |  (253) 583-8613



Posted by: Rachael Costner
Medical Imaging Northwest announces Sandy Benson as new Chief Executive Officer
May 20, 2015

TACOMA, Wash., May 19, 2015 -- Medical Imaging Northwest announces the appointment of Sandy Benson as its Chief Executive Officer. Benson’s proven leadership in strategic planning, business development, financial and operational management aligns with the subspecialty team of radiologists that serve in both the MultiCare hospital settings and the outpatient clinics alliance of Diagnostic Imaging Northwest.

“We are delighted to welcome Sandy Benson as MINW's CEO. With her excellent strategic agility and proven business acumen, she will play a pivotal role in leadership and success in our company's growth. We are confident in her expertise to support the core of our mission by placing emphasis on value-added services for patients and providers, as well as focusing on quality-driven performance with safety and commitment for the best patient care at every level,” states Dr. Katherine Choi-Chinn, Executive Chair and Board Certified Radiologist.

Ms. Benson will report to both the Medical Imaging Northwest Executive Team and the Diagnostic Imaging Northwest Board of Directors. She will be responsible for the organization’s management, operating team programs, and infrastructure. “I’m excited to have this opportunity to join Medical Imaging Northwest’s organization. I look forward to working with the radiologists and staff and being part of this premier radiology group. My commitment is to provide quality and first-rate service to our patients and providers and I look forward to building relationships both internally and with all of our partners,” says Sandy Benson, CEO.

 

About our company:
Medical Imaging Northwest is radiologist owned since 1945. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists are on staff at:  MultiCare Allenmore Hospital, Allenmore Medical Center MultiCare Auburn Health Center, MultiCare Covington Medical Center, MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park, and MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as, the outpatient facilities of Diagnostic Imaging Northwest (DINW). DINW is a collaborative alliance between Medical Imaging Northwest and MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. DINW provides diagnostic radiology services at five locations in Bonney Lake, Puyallup and Sunrise including MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, and X-ray.

 

Contact:
Rachael Costner, Marketing Manager
rcostner@dinw.com  |  (253) 583-8613



Posted by: Rachael Costner
Medical Imaging Northwest Announces Christopher Archer as New Chief Administrative Officer
Jan 15, 2014

TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 15, 2014 -- Medical Imaging Northwest, a dedicated radiology practice serving both inpatient and outpatient settings in South King and Pierce Counties, announces the appointment of Christopher Archer as its Chief Administrative Officer.
 
Archer brings with him dynamic and decisive leadership capabilities. With a commitment to development as well as the implementation of growth and performance strategies, Medical Imaging Northwest is positioned to compete in healthcare's fast-paced and ever-changing environment. An adept communicator and conceptual thinker, Archer will provide leadership and direction for Medical Imaging Northwest's sustained growth.

“Chris brings a long history of leadership in the healthcare industry with the added benefit of radiology practice management expertise. His experience spans over 20 years, bringing invaluable insight from technology to operations, encompassing the multiple perspectives from physician, hospital administrative, independent practice, radiologist and staff to the patient experience,” said Dr. Katherine Choi-Chinn, Board Certified Radiologist and MINW Executive Chair.

Archer will report to the Medical Imaging Northwest Executive Team, as well as the Diagnostic Imaging Northwest Board of Directors. He will be responsible for the organization’s management, operating team programs, and infrastructure.
  
“I’m excited for the opportunity to join Medical Imaging Northwest’s team of dedicated radiologists and staff who deliver service excellence and premier imaging services to our provider community and to each patient we serve,” said Archer.
 “I look forward to each challenge and each success that we will celebrate together in this journey of healthcare reform and change—delivering quality and care each step of the way.”

 
 
About Washington Medical Imaging Northwest
Medical Imaging Northwest is a dedicated radiology practice serving a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in South King and Pierce Counties in Washington State. In addition, through Medical Imaging Northwest’s joint alliance with MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, the radiologists support Diagnostic Imaging Northwest’s five outpatient sites located in Puyallup, Sunrise and Bonney Lake serving East Pierce County.  Full range of imaging services include: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), extremity MRI, computed tomography (CT), diagnostic ultrasound, women’s imaging, mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy bone densitometry, musculoskeletal, geriatric, vascular, interventional, orthopedic, cross-sectional, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and emergency radiology services.

 

Contact
Rachael Costner | rcostner@minw.com |  (253) 583-8613



Posted by: Rachael Costner
Medical Imaging Northwest Welcomes Dr. Raymond K. Hung
May 21, 2012

Tacoma, WA, May 21,  2012 -- Medical Imaging Northwest is pleased to announce the addition of Raymond K. Hung to their practice as a full-time Board Certified Radiologist with a subspecialty in Interventional and Vascular Radiology.

Medical Imaging Northwest is a dedicated radiology practice serving a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in South King and Pierce Counties in Washington State. In addition, through Medical Imaging Northwest’s joint alliance with MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, the radiologists support Diagnostic Imaging Northwest’s outpatient sites located in Puyallup, Sunrise and Bonney Lake serving East Pierce County.

Full range of imaging services include: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), extremity MRI, computed tomography (CT), diagnostic ultrasound, women’s imaging, mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy, bone densitometry, musculoskeletal, geriatric, vascular, interventional, orthopaedic, cross-sectional, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and emergency radiology services.

 

Raymond K. Hung, M.D.
Radiologist, Medical Imaging Northwest
 
Dr. Raymond K. Hung, Board Certified Radiologist, has joined Medical Imaging Northwest.
Dr. Hung’s special interests include Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional and Vascular Radiology. His residencies include Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Oakland, CA; as well as a post graduate residency in Radiology at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Fellowships include Abdominal Radiology/Spiral CT Research at UCSF/SF Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Francisco, CA and a Cardiovascular/Interventional Radiology Fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Hung is CAQ/ABR accredited in Interventional Radiology
 
Dr. Hung is a member of the Radiologic Society of North America, American College of Radiology, Society of Interventional Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Washington State Medical Association and the Pierce County Medical Society.

 

Contact for this release: 
Rachael Costner, Marketing & Communications Manager
Medical Imaging Northwest
Direct:  253-583-8613
FAX: 253-446-3973
Email:  rcostner@minw.com   www.minw.com



Posted by: Rachael Costner
Medical Imaging Northwest / Diagnostic Imaging Northwest Corporate Offices Move to Downtown Tacoma
Jan 12, 2011

January 12, 2011


Medical Imaging Northwest / Diagnostic Imaging Northwest Corporate Offices Move to Downtown Tacoma

TACOMA, Washington --Medical Imaging Northwest (MINW) and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest (DINW) with corporate/administrative operations currently located in Lakewood, WA, will be moving to a new downtown address in the Wells Fargo Building on Pacific Avenue, as of March 1, 2011.  Keith Arnzen, CEO, Medical Imaging Northwest, says, “A great opportunity and timing in the real estate market allowed for us to negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement for our group and Unico.  Along with improved connectivity and security, the Tacoma location also places us closer to many of the area’s healthcare and business leaders.”

“We are pleased to have Medical Imaging Northwest/Diagnostic Imaging Northwest join the growing core of South Sound medical professionals in Tacoma,” said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “Healthcare is a growing sector, and we welcome this group that will make downtown Tacoma their new workday home.”

The MINW/DINW operations team supports 25 fellowship-trained, board-certified radiologists who provide sub-specialty professional services and onsite coverage in radiology departments of MultiCare’s Good Samaritan Hospital, Allenmore Hospital and MultiCare clinics in Auburn, Covington, Kent, Tacoma and Gig Harbor; as well as, remote diagnostic imaging interpretation for Edmonds Family Medicine. DINW represents the three joint-ventured, outpatient imaging centers under the name Diagnostic Imaging Northwest located in Bonney Lake, Puyallup and Sunrise. All sites are ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited.

Dr. Andrew Levine, Chair, Executive Committee of MINW, states, “Sixty years and growing strong, we continue to improve efficiencies with centralized scheduling, pre-registration, billing, transcription, operations and a management team all working together to enhance the ability of our Radiologists and technical staff to provide high quality diagnostic and interventional imaging services to our referring health care community and their patients.”

Diagnostic Imaging Northwest’s full range of imaging services include: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), diagnostic ultrasound, women’s imaging, mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy, bone densitometry, musculoskeletal, geriatric, vascular, interventional, orthopaedic, cross-sectional, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and emergency radiology services.


For more information visit:  http://www.minw.com or http://www.mydinw.com

Contact for this release:
Rachael Costner
Marketing & Communications Manager

Medical Imaging Northwest/Diagnostic Imaging Northwest
Direct:  253-583-8613         FAX: 253-446-3973
Email:  rcostner@minw.com



Posted by: Rachael Costner
January 2011
Jan 10, 2011

Dr. Timnit Ghermay joins Medical Imaging Northwest

Medical Imaging Northwest is pleased to announce the addition of Timnit Ghermay, M.D. to their practice as a full-time Board Certified Radiologist with a subspecialty in Interventional and Vascular radiology.

Medical Imaging Northwest’s dedicated radiology practice now has 25 radiologists who serve a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in South King and Pierce Counties in Washington State. In addition, through Medical Imaging Northwest’s joint alliance with MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, the radiologists support Diagnostic Imaging Northwest’s outpatient sites located in Puyallup, Sunrise (Puyallup) and Bonney Lake. 

Full range of imaging services include: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), diagnostic ultrasound, women’s imaging, mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy, bone densitometry, musculoskeletal, geriatric, vascular, interventional, orthopaedic, cross-sectional, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and emergency radiology services.



Posted by: Rachael Costner
Edmonds Family Medicine Selects Medical Imaging Northwest for Radiology Interpretation Services
Sep 15, 2010

Edmonds Family Medicine Selects 

Medical Imaging Northwest for Radiology Interpretation Services


Lakewood, WA (September 7, 2010) — Medical Imaging Northwest, LLP (MINW) is pleased to announce that Edmonds Family Medicine Clinic PS, a member of Puget Sound Family Physicians, has selected Medical Imaging Northwest to provide interpretation services for their entire diagnostic imaging services line.  Edmonds Family Medicine currently provides MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Mammography, Ultrasound and X-Ray services at their location.  The physicians at Edmonds Family Medicine provide comprehensive, personalized health care with
27 board-certified and residency-trained physicians.

Medical Imaging Northwest consists of 25 fellowship-trained, board-certified radiologists providing radiology services in the Puget Sound for over 60 years. “In support of  Edmonds Family Medicine’s  dedication to providing high quality healthcare services to all of their patients, our highly experienced radiologists, including sub-specialty trained physicians, will be the perfect compliment to their already highly respected team”, stated Dr. Andrew Levine, MINW Physician Chairman.  

Keith Arnzen CEO, MINW, states, “I have been familiar with Edmonds Family Medicine for a number of years and hold them in high regard.  It pleases me to see that our two organizations will be able to work together to provide effective high quality care. “   

About Medical Imaging Northwest:  Medical Imaging Northwest offers a broad range of radiologic services at multiple locations and provides quick, accurate reporting. We attract and retain highly trained radiologists (with fellowship and/or subspecialty training) and registered radiologic technologists with advanced certifications in multiple areas.  MINW provides professional services for the radiology departments of MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup and Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma. MINW provides onsite coverage at MultiCare clinics in Auburn, Covington, Kent, Tacoma and Gig Harbor with remote interpretation for numerous other sites including Edmonds Family Medicine and MultiCare. We have three joint ventured, American College of Radiology accredited, outpatient imaging centers under the name Diagnostic Imaging Northwest located in Bonney Lake, Puyallup and Sunrise. For more information visit:  http://www.minw.com

About Edmonds Family:  Beginning in 1975 as a two-physician office in downtown Edmonds, Edmonds Family Medicine has grown to become the largest family practice group serving South Snohomish and North King counties located at 7312 212th St. SW. We are proud of our ability to provide comprehensive, personalized healthcare for all of our patients.  For more information visit:  http://www.edmondsfamilymed.com/About.aspx

Contact for this release: 
Rachael Costner, Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone:  253-583-8613

Email:  rcostner@minw.com


Posted by: Rachael Costner
Medical Imaging Northwest Welcomes Dr. Germaine Johnson
Aug 4, 2010

Lakewood, WA, August 4, 2010 -- Medical Imaging Northwest is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Germaine Johnson to their practice as a full-time Board Certified Radiologist, serving internal night coverage and emergency imaging services.

Dr. Germaine Johnson, Board Certified Radiologist, has joined Medical Imaging Northwest. Dr. Johnson’s special interests include Nuclear Medicine, PET, Diagnostic Radiology and Emergency Radiology. He completed his fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, with radiology residencies at Wake Forest University Medical Center, North Carolina,  and the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Research in Nuclear Medicine at the Hospital of the University of includes retrospective studies to investigate the effectiveness and value of PET, CT and MRI in the detection of sarcoma recurrence and restage of melanoma.  Other research includes molecular biology research at the Division of Bioprocess Research and Development, Merck Research Laboratory, New Jersey.  Dr. Johnson is a member of the Radiologic Society of North America, Society of Nuclear Medicine and The Pierce County Medical Society.

 



Posted by: Rachael Costner
Medical Imaging Northwest receives 2010 Better Workplace Award for innovation and commitment to employees
Feb 25, 2010

Lakewood — The Association of Washington Business recognizes Medical Imaging Northwest among the 18 businesses and non-profit organizations for outstanding commitment to their employees.

The awards, presented during AWB’s annual Legislative Day in Olympia, were given to employers of all sizes and industries throughout the state for their superior commitment to workplace safety, job training and advancement, and innovative benefit and compensation programs.

 “The winners of this year’s awards represent the best of Washington’s business community,” said AWB President Don Brunell. “These are perfect of examples of the kind of innovation and forward-thinking that’s needed to attract the best workers to our state. Building a strong, talented workforce is one of the most important things we can do to help Washington emerge strong from the recent downturn.”

 “Congratulations to all this year’s Better Workplace recipients. Your efforts are the kind of efforts we should implement across state government,” said Attorney General Rob McKenna, who served AWB’s keynote luncheon speaker. “Improvements in worker safety not only protect your workforce but they save money in the long-run,” he said.  “The training and advancement programs recognized demonstrate that investments in staff pay great dividends. And the innovative benefit and compensation programs honored today reflect the tremendous flexibility and commitment Washington’s businesses provide to their teams.”

The Better Workplace Awards program is open to all AWB members. An independent panel of judges reviews all the nominees and evaluates the programs based on a variety of criteria, including their impact on employee morale, increases in worker productivity, improvements in recruitment and retention and reductions in the cost of worker training. AWB also gives Continuous Commitment awards to companies that have previously won the Better Workplace Award and have continued to be innovators in their efforts to improve the employee work environment.

About Medical Imaging Northwest:  Medical Imaging Northwest is a group of 24 board certified radiologists, technologists and staff committed to providing the finest medical imaging technology to our patients and the communities that we serve. Medical Imaging Northwest offers a broad range of services at multiple locations and provides quick, accurate reporting. We attract highly trained physicians (board certified radiologists with fellowship and/or subspecialty training) and registered radiologic technologists with advanced certification and multiple capabilities. MINW provides professional services for the radiology departments of MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup and Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma. We also provide onsite coverage at MultiCare clinics in Auburn, Covington, Kent, Tacoma and Gig Harbor with remote interpretation for other sites as well. We have three joint ventured, American College of Radiology accredited, outpatient imaging centers under the name Diagnostic Imaging Northwest.

Contact for this release:
Rachael Costner, Marketing & Communications Manager
email: rcostner@minw.com
phone:  253-583-8613


Posted by: Carrie Case
Interventional/Vascular Radiologist Joins MINW
Jul 1, 2008

Norman B. Levine, MD, a board certified radiologist with advanced specialty training in Diagnostic Radiology, joined Medical Imaging Northwest on July 1, 2008. Dr. Levine is a highly skilled, fellowship-trained Interventional/Vascular Radiologist.

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Medical Imaging Northwest is a group of private practice radiologists, technologists and staff committed to providing the finest medical imaging technology to our patients and the communities that we serve. Medical Imaging Northwest offers a broad range of services at multiple locations and provides quick, accurate reporting. We attract highly trained physicians (board certified radiologists with fellowship and/or subspecialty training) and registered radiologic technologists with advanced certification and multiple capabilities. We own and operate American College of Radiology accredited imaging centers and provide professional services for the radiology departments of MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup and Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma. We also serve MultiCare clinics in Auburn, Covington, Kent, Tacoma and Gig Harbor.

Contact for this release:

Vicki L. Brown
Marketing/Communications Manager
Medical Imaging Northwest
Phone:253-583-8613
Fax: 253-588-8969
E-mail: vbrown@minw.com



Posted by: Vicki Brown
New Imaging Alliance for East Pierce County
Jun 1, 2008

MultiCare-Good Samaritan and Medical Imaging Northwest Grow Together

Puyallup WA, Ease for Hospital patients who need imaging services. That's the real reason behind a new equity joint venture between MultiCare-Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Imaging Northwest. "By pooling the resources of these two institutions, patients will have better access to the wide array of imaging services in areas convenient to them," explains John Long, President of MultiCare-Good Samaritan Hospital. The name of this new venture will be Diagnostic Imaging Northwest, an alliance of Medical Imaging Northwest and MultiCare-Good Samaritan Hospital.

"Puyallup and surrounding East Pierce County is not the sleepy little farming communities they were when I first came to this area 25 years ago," says Andrew Levine, MD, Chair, Medical Imaging Nortwest, LLP. "Neither is Good Samaritan Hospital."

As the community has evolved, so has the medical staff, with an increasing array of specialty and subspecialty clinicians. The growth has allowed residents to say close to home to have their medical needs met. This will be further enhanced with the upcoming building of the MultiCare-Good Samaritan Patient Care Tower, already in progress across the street from the current Good Samaritan Hospital.

It is this growth that inspired MultiCare-Good Samaritan to contact Medical Imaging Northwest 18-months ago about providing more collaborative imaging services to the residents of East Pierce County.

Beginning in October 2008, Medical Imaging Northwest and MultiCare-Good Samaritan will operate imaging facilities at multiple locations in East Pierce County, including downtown Puyallup at Puyallup Imaging Center, South Hill at Sunrise Imaging Center and Bonney Lake at Bonney Lake Imaging Center.

The services this new joint venture will provide include 3 fully digital centers that house High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Radiography and Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Ultrasound Guided Biopsy and Bone Densitometry.

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Medical Imaging Northwest is a group of private practice radiologists, technologists and staff committed to providing the finest medical imaging technology to our patients and the communities that we serve. Medical Imaging Northwest offers a broad range of services at multiple locations and provides quick, accurate reporting. We attract highly trained physicians (board certified radiologists with fellowship and/or subspecialty training) and registered radiologic technologists with advanced certification and multiple capabilities. We own and operate American College of Radiology accredited imaging centers and provide professional services for the radiology departments of MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup and Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma. We also serve MultiCare clinics in Auburn, Covington, Kent, Tacoma and Gig Harbor.

Contact for this release:

Vicki L. Brown
Marketing/Communications Manager
Medical Imaging Northwest
Phone:253-583-8613
Fax: 253-588-8969
E-mail: vbrown@minw.com



Posted by: Vicki Brown
Keith E. Arnzen Named Administrator of MINW
May 1, 2008

Adding to its expert leadership team, Medical Imaging Northwest welcomes Keith E. Arnzen as Administrator.

Arnzen received his M.B.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. and his B.S of Healthcare Administration from Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

As Chief Financial Officer of Radia, Inc. P.S., Arnzen lead the Finance Team in the provision of financial oversight, planning, and development of seven physician-owned investment corporations, in a group with 70 plus physicians. Working with hospitals and referring physician offices, he designed mutually beneficial Professional Service Agreements.

“We are pleased to welcome Keith to our team,” says Dr. Andrew Levine, Chair of the Medical Imaging Northwest Executive Committee. “His experience and expertise are an asset to the growth and development of our practice. We look forward to his leadership and the benefits that we will gain.”

“I am pleased to be joining the Medical Imaging Northwest team,” says Arnzen. “Knowing its history in the community, collaboration for quality healthcare for patients, and pleasing environment for staff, I am looking forward to working with MINW physicians and employees to chart a course for exceptional service and exploring growth opportunities."

Medical Imaging Northwest owns and operates three outpatient imaging centers: Puyallup Imaging Center in Puyallup, Sunrise Imaging Center at the Sunrise Campus, South Hill in Puyallup, and Bonney Lake Imaging Center at Bonney Lake Plaza in Bonney Lake. We provide professional services for the radiology departments of Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup and Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma. We also serve MultiCare Clinics in Auburn, Covington and Kent.

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Contact for this release:

Vicki L. Brown
Marketing/Communications Manager
Medical Imaging Northwest
Phone:253-583-8613
Fax: 253-588-8969
E-mail: vbrown@minw.com



Posted by: Vicki Brown
 
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