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 News Release - January 3, 2007

Cleveland Clinic Sees Neuroimaging Important to Faster ER Diagnosis of Stroke and Brain Trauma

NeuroLogica's CereTom (TM) Installed for Use in ER, OR and ICU

DANVERS, Mass.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--NeuroLogica Corporation, a neuroscience-based medical imaging company, today announced that its CereTom(TM) has been installed at the Cleveland Clinic. The CereTom is the world's first portable and wireless head and neck mobile CT scanner, and is one of the true innovations that is impacting healthcare on an unprecedented level.

Named one of the top three hospitals in the United States by US News & World Report, Cleveland Clinic is known for its exceptional neurology department. The CereTom adds a new dimension of accessibility for its patients, who will benefit from its mobility. The CereTom can be brought bedside into a patient's room, the intensive care unit, operating room, emergency room and is able to provide top quality images immediately to maximize the standard of care for patients.

"We are thrilled to that Cleveland Clinic has installed the CereTom in their Hospital," said Eric M. Bailey, CEO and Co-founder of NeuroLogica Corporation. "As one of the leading neurology hospitals in the country, the Cleveland Clinic has recognized the innovation and flexibility the CereTom provides in creating access to scan critical care patients in an efficient manor - without having to transport the patient and without sacrificing quality of the imaging."

"The CereTom is an excellent addition to our hospital," says Thomas Masaryk, M.D., Director of neuroradiology at Cleveland Clinic. "It will ensure that we are able to provide the best quality care to our patients. Since receiving the CereTom, we have seen a difference in the efficiency of scanning patients at the bedside, and our ability to perform these procedures without having to transport the patient is an important advancement in healthcare."

The CereTom(TM) is a portable eight slice CT scanner that acquires 1.25MM slices per rotation. It is capable of performing NeCT, CT Perfusion, Xenon Perfusion and CT Angiography. It is also optimal for use in the ICU because it is lightweight, wireless and can be used while the patient is still in their ICU Bed - allowing the physician to monitor Cerebral Blood Flow without disturbing the patient.

The CereTom(TM) is 29 inches long, about five feet tall and four feet wide and weighs approximately 750 pounds, and is designed for use in the ER, OR, ICU, MICU, SICU, NICU, interventional suite or any medical clinic. The system's battery can be recharged in any standard wall outlet and holds enough power to image four to eight patients.

The CereTom(TM) is now installed at 24 hospitals and medical centers across the US and Europe including The Massachusetts General Hospital and UCLA Medical Center.

About NeuroLogica

Based in Danvers, Mass., NeuroLogica Corporation, a neuro-science based imaging company, develops, manufactures and markets advanced medical imaging equipment. The company's mission is to bring access to high quality medical imaging to all people regardless of where they live. Combining this imaging quality and access enables physicians to make more informed treatment decisions, especially in stroke emergencies, saving and improving patient lives.

Source: NeuroLogica Corp.

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