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San Andreas, CA – Some area hospital volunteers have put up some cash to buy a needed tool. Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) volunteers have donated $9,000 to purchase a new Radiology CD Burner for patients that have radiology studies performed.

MTMC Radiology Director Rick Reed says, “A patient can have a procedure such as a CT scan, MRI or regular x-ray and have a CD made within 10 minutes of their exam completion. The patient can take the CD with them or it can be mailed to their referring physician.”

The hospital currently has 45 volunteers. Barbara Galli is one of them. Galli says, “The volunteers spend over eleven hundred hours a year creating one-of-a-kind handmade items to sell throughout the year at our Christmas Bazaar and during other holidays and events. The funds that we are able to raise are primarily to benefit our adult and high school scholarship program for Calaveras County residents. We all agreed that this was an important project that we could immediately fund for the community.”

Hospital Officials also say some exams can require more than 1800 images, which a CD can easily store.