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 News Release - April 3, 2013

Hitachi Medical Systems America Announces FDA Clearance of Its SCENARIA(TM) Advanced 128-Slice CT System

CLEVELAND--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging equipment, announced FDA clearance to market its SCENARIA Advanced 128 CT system, the newest model of the SCENARIA scalable CT platform.

SCENARIA combines the latest dose saving technologies* with enhanced patient access features and rapid workflow in a 128-slice model that meets today’s need for a CT system that provides both routine and advanced applications with enhanced performance and value.

Because SCENARIA is a scalable platform, the Advanced 128 features are also available as a field upgrade for the SCENARIA 64-slice model.

“SCENARIA is another example of Hitachi’s ability to provide superior product value by combining the latest dose saving and imaging technologies with a premium feature set that includes a standard 2 meter scannable range table with greater than 500 lb. weight capacity and unique lateral shift capability (16cm range) to center the patient’s anatomy of interest nearest to the scan iso-center,” said Mark Silverman, Director of CT Marketing.

“The SCENARIA Advanced 128 model is an important achievement as Hitachi continues to expand the breadth of our CT Product line and installation foot-print in the US Market,” said Sheldon Schaffer, VP & General Manager MR/CT.

* In clinical use, dose saving features may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practices employed. Consultation with a radiologist and physicist are recommended to determine the appropriate dose needed to obtain diagnostic image quality for a particular clinical task.

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.

Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation offers a broad range of diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT and ultrasound. Our innovations in diagnostic imaging provide technology that drives clinical solutions to deliver diagnostic confidence, improve workflow efficiency and provide a better patient experience. In addition to exceptional equipment, HMSA is known for its comprehensive customer support programs to maximize the lifecycle value of equipment through responsive service maintenance, significant software upgrades and on-going applications support.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (TOKYO:6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them.

Source: Hitachi Medical Systems

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