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 News Release - November 27, 2007

Fifty Hospitals Around the World Are Now Using NeuroLogica's CereTom® Portable CT Scanner

DANVERS, Mass. and Chicago, Ill. --(HSMN NewsFeed)-- (RSNA Conference) - November 27, 2007 - NeuroLogica Corporation today announced that The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. is the 50th hospital to purchase its CereTom® Portable CT scanner. NeuroLogica has seen widespread adoption of its Portable CT technology that enables physicians to obtain high-quality CT images without the need to transport patients to the traditional hospital CT scanner. In addition to The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, the CereTom is being used at many of the best hospitals in the world including Massachusetts General Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic and Columbia Presbyterian.

NeuroLogica's 50-hospital milestone comes at a time when the advancement of CT scanning has evolved to bring the power of diagnostic imagining to the patient. The portability of the CereTom is critical for patient care, especially for those patients too unstable to risk transportation to larger CT scanners. For example, the small and portable CereTom will be used inside The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital's neurosurgical ICU and will allow physicians to gain critical diagnostic imaging of patients immediately following surgery.

"Having access to Portable CT scanning in our neurosurgical ICU enables us to bring diagnostic imaging technology directly to the bedside for this patient population," said Steve Shanaberger, director of radiology at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. "The CereTom allows the nurse to remain on the unit and improves care by eliminating the need to coordinate the transportation of critically ill patients to the fixed scanner in the department."

"Announcing our 50th customer demonstrates the growing demand for this unique imaging technology, "said Eric M. Bailey, president and CEO of NeuroLogica Corporation. "This milestone validates the importance of bringing the diagnostic capabilities of CT scanning directly to the patient."

The portability of the CereTom is not limited to the ICU. Hospitals worldwide are using the CereTom to immediately diagnose head trauma and stroke patients upon arrival to emergency departments. Physicians are using the CereTom during surgery to diagnose, monitor and potentially fix any complications prior to moving the patient out of the operating room. Pediatric hospitals are using the CereTom to monitor the health of babies in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.

Recently, in Saudi Arabia, the CereTom was used during the successful separation surgery of one-year-old twins conjoined at the skull.

The CereTom is a portable eight slice CT scanner that can be used in the radiology department, ICU, ER, OR, NICU, MICU, SICU, interventional suite, or any medical clinic. The CereTom is compact and lightweight; only 29 inches (74 cm) deep, five feet (153 cm) tall and four feet (134 cm) wide and weighs approximately 750 pounds (341kg). It is being used by leading hospitals and medical centers across the United States and Europe, including Mayo Clinic, University Hospital (Linkoping, Sweden) and Boston Children's Hospital. It is also being used by two National Football League teams, the Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders, during the 2007 season.

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About NeuroLogica

Based in Danvers, Mass., NeuroLogica Corporation 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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