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Hitachi Scenaria 64-Slice CT Scanner (Photo: Business Wire)

Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging equipment, announced FDA clearance to market its SCENARIA CT system, the latest in the company’s line of CT products. SCENARIA combines the latest dose saving technologies in a new 64-slice platform that meets today’s need for a CT system that provides both routine and advanced applications with enhanced performance and value.

Hitachi Scenaria 64-Slice CT Scanner (Photo: Business Wire)

Hitachi Scenaria 64-Slice CT Scanner (Photo: Business Wire)

“SCENARIA is another example of Hitachi’s ability to provide a superior product by combining the latest dose saving and imaging technologies with unparalleled ergonomic benefits afforded by a slimmer gantry design with wider 75cm aperture and a lateral shifting table,” said Mark Silverman, Manager of CT Marketing. “SCENARIA includes a complete suite of dose reduction and awareness features, including Intelli IP™ Iterative Reconstruction, to enable high quality lower dose scanning across the full range of applications for Adult and Pediatric patients.”

“With more than 68 Million CT procedures ordered across the US in 2009, it is important for CT to continue to achieve the good benefits of its diagnostic potential while further reducing patient radiation risk. SCENARIA, with its array of prescient technologies is an important tool for enhancing these benefits and reducing the radiation risk of CT Exams,” said Sheldon Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, MR and CT.

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.Hitachi Medical Systems America (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. Please visit our website ( www.hitachimed.com).

About Hitachi, Ltd.Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT) (TOKYO: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 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. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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Contact:Mark SilvermanManager, CT Marketing800.800.3106 ext. 2964 SilvermanM@hitachimed.com

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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