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 News Release - March 25, 2009

ONI Medical Systems Installs Most Powerful 1.5T MRI

MSK Extreme® 1.5T Revolutionizes MSK Imaging

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--ONI Medical Systems announces first installations of the new MSK Extreme® 1.5T highfield dedicated musculoskeletal MRI systems at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. The performance of the MSK Extreme® 1.5T’s gradient system exceeds that of any clinical MRI today. Its 70 m/Tm gradient strength with slew rate of 200 T/m/s achieves a new level of visualization of articular cartilage and detail resolution resulting in exceptional image quality. “The ONI MSK Extreme® 1.5T delivers images with high spatial resolution of small structures within the hand and wrist which are superior to most whole body MRI systems,” said Douglas W. Goodwin, M.D., Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

With an active, aging population and subsequent increase in musculoskeletal diseases and conditions, this new technology is essential. Sports injuries and joint diseases require rapid and precise diagnosis. The new MSK Extreme® 1.5T offers cutting-edge technology specialized for evaluation of cartilage, ligaments and meniscus.

The compact size makes the system a great fit for use in outpatient clinics or surgical centers, and costs far less than traditional 1.5T MRIs. The magnet’s unique design allows for a quiet, relaxing patient experience. The MSK Extreme® 1.5T offers all the attributes of whole-body musculoskeletal MRI in a comfortable, spaceoptimized design. “The ONI system has far exceeded our expectations in image quality and clinical proficiency and our patients clearly recognize the comfort and ease,” expressed Dr. John C. Hunter, Professor of Musculoskeletal Radiology, UC Davis Medical Center.

“In this challenging, economic environment, healthcare facilities need a technological advantage and a financial solution,” said Peter Pellerito, CEO and President of ONI Medical Systems. “The MSK Extreme® 1.5T provides both by offering a powerful, dedicated MRI that is profitable after only 2-3 patients per day. Beyond the low initial investment, further savings are possible as the system requires only 220 square feet of valuable space. ONI’s MSK Extreme® 1.5T offers the most efficacious choice in healthcare today.”

About ONI Medical Systems

ONI Medical Systems develops and markets high-field, open, dedicated musculoskeletal MRI systems with a clear focus on image quality and clinical utility. Please visit or contact us at 1.866.664.2677.

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