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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Siemens Collaborates with Duke University to Advance Breast Imaging

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"If digital breast tomosynthesis fulfills its promise of providing the unusual combination of greater sensitivity coupled with greater specificity and improved patient comfort, it may rapidly replace routine 2D mammography in the screening setting," said Jay Baker, M.D., chief, Division of Breast Imaging, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center. "While careful clinical trials are required to confirm the potential advantages of tomosynthesis, initial testing has been encouraging and tomosynthesis images have demonstrated extraordinary anatomic clarity."

Ongoing studies are underway in an effort to improve upon the existing prototype and to optimize radiographic techniques to produce superb image quality with reduced dose. Researchers are also exploring a new acquisition and viewing workstation based on Siemens' syngo(R) platform with the intent to enhance image processing and workflow. Preliminary clinical trials are planned to begin in the coming months.

Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) with headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania and Erlangen, Germany, is one of the largest suppliers to the healthcare industry in the world. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, healthcare information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. Employing approximately 31,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 120 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 7.6 billion EUR, orders of 8.6 billion EUR and group profit of 976 million EUR for fiscal 2005 (preliminary figures). More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.usa.siemens.com/medical-pressroom.

* The information about this product is preliminary. The product is under development and is not commercially available in the U.S. and its future availability cannot be ensured.

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CONTACT: Siemens Medical Solutions, Malvern Amanda Naiman, 610-448-4531 amanda.naiman@siemens.com KEYWORD: ILLINOIS PENNSYLVANIA NORTH CAROLINA TRACKINDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION MEDICAL HARDWARE TRADESHOW PRODUCT MARKETING AGREEMENTSSOURCE: Siemens Medical Solutions

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