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ETIAM, Cambridge, MA – April 5, 2013 – Continuing its U.S. expansion, ETIAM Corp. announces the appointment of Ron Chabot as Vice President of Business Development, reporting to Emmanuel Cordonnier, ETIAM Corp. CEO.

Olympus Corporation (“Olympus”) and Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced that the two parties recently received all necessary regulatory approvals and now expect to establish the medical business venture company (the “medical business venture”) on April 16, 2013 in accordance with the business alliance agreement executed on September 28, 2012.

CHICAGO – April 3, 2013 NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the MultiSync® MD211G5 medical-grade diagnostic display and several other medical-related products.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--After a six-month evaluation that involved on-site testing of six portable digital imaging systems, four CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems were installed at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis, Ind). These versatile X-ray systems perform more than 150 exams a day in the 650-bed hospital.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 4 — The CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System earned the top rating in MD Buyline’s First Quarter 2013 User Satisfaction Report for portable radiographic systems. Users gave the DRX-Revolution the highest rating in all six categories in the report, which included three other suppliers.

CLEVELAND--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.

Salt Lake City- April 9, 2013– AMIRSYS® previews its new RADPrimer® Learning Portal for Radiology Residents with the release of Version 3.0.  This new release previews the transformation from RADPrimer 2.0, a case-based learning tool focused on making the right diagnosis to RADPrimer 3.0, a comprehensive radiology learning system with topic-driven lessons containing learning objectives, reading assignments, self-study assessment and pre- and post-learning quizzes. RADPrimer 3.0 now includes Physics & Safety assessments in addition to the 11 traditional radiology disciplines.

Mt. View, Calif. – April 2, 2013 - ZONARE Medical Systems, the pioneer and developer of next generation ultrasound technology, will be showcasing its growing family of ultrasound platforms at the annual American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting being held April 7-9, 2013 in New York. The product line includes the ZS3, which was recently introduced, and the ultra ultrasound systems.

Reno, Nev. – April 2, 2013 – First Warning Systems (FWS), Inc., a pioneer and developer of early breast cancer detection, announced the appointment of Rob Royea as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). Royea has over 25 years of proven senior executive experience in the creation and execution of strategic visions to grow sophisticated medical technology, diagnostic and software companies. He has successfully led efforts of both public and private venture capital backed technology companies with worldwide operations.

CHICAGO, April 2, 2013 -- Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for any and all of its $252,000,000 outstanding aggregate principal amount of 11.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2015 (CUSIP Nos. 589499AB8 and 589499AA0) (the "Notes"). The purpose of the Tender Offer is to improve Merge's financial position by refinancing its indebtedness outstanding under the Notes at a lower interest rate.

LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2013) A research team jointly led by scientists from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles, have enhanced a device they developed to identify and “grab” circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, that break away from cancers and enter the blood, often leading to the spread of cancer to other parts of the body.

Viztek, a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, is now the first PACS vendor to provide viewing capabilities for digital breast tomosynthesis (DB T) imaging.

Agfa HealthCare announces today that the United States Navy has awarded the company a contract to upgrade 30+ ships in the U.S. Navy fleet to the latest Digital Radiography (DR) solutions with Agfa HealthCare's DX-D 400, DX-D 100, and other systems.

RALEIGH, N.C. Sen. Stan Bingham and Sen. Wesley Meredith have introduced a bill in the North Carolina legislature that will require individuals to secure a license before performing medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 2 — After a six-month evaluation that involved on-site testing of six portable digital imaging systems, four CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems were installed at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis, Ind). These versatile X-ray systems perform more than 150 exams a day in the 650-bed hospital.

Louisville, KY – April 2, 2013 — ZirMed, Inc., a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) revenue cycle management solutions, today announced the availability of ZirMed Patient Estimation, a web-based solution that enables provider organizations to accurately determine a patient’s financial responsibility prior to providing service or care.

IT and medical technology company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a six-year contract with the large Swedish healthcare provider Region Skåne. The contract includes development, maintenance and support for the region-wide Sectra IT solution, which is used in radiology, clinical physiology, nuclear medicine and mammography to manage and communicate patient information. The order value amounts to SEK 55.8 Million (approx. EUR 6.2 M).

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TUSTIN, Calif., April 1, 2013 Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. announced today that Nancy Gillen has been named vice president, Marketing. Gillen will manage all marketing activities, including business units, corporate communications and research with the goal to build on Toshiba’s record in customer satisfaction.

Clinical and commercial leaders from GE Healthcare and Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, joined together today for a special tour to honor the Center’s continuing innovation in cancer care.