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HOLOGIC ANNOUNCES FIRST SALE OF EXTREMITY MRI

Nov. 21, 2005
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Hologic has made its first sale of an extremity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, the firm announced. The sale, to Savannah Rheumatology Associates, based in Savannah, Ga., also included a Hologic osteoporosis assessment system, the company added.

In September, Hologic announced it had obtained exclusive U.S. distribution rights to a line of extremity MRI imaging systems manufactured by Esaote in Geneva, Italy.

"We see a growing trend for rheumatologists to provide MRI services in their office," said Brad Herrington, vice president of Hologic's Skeletal Health Division. "Our new line of Esaote products, and, in particular, our C-scan system give rheumatologists expanded capabilities to encompass all the metacarpophalangeal joints in a single view," he said.