Hologic Completes Paris Installation Patented DirectRay® Technology In Use In All Major European Markets

Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) announced that Centre Rene Huguenin St. Cloud, Paris, France became its 12th European placement following the recent installation of a Hologic DR1000C Dedicated Chest System. Centre Rene Huguenin St. Cloud joins a growing list of prestigious hospitals, which have adopted direct-to-digital imaging because of its excellent image quality and direct connectivity to hospital radiography information systems.

The DR1000C, featuring DirectRay® technology, affords a wide range of capabilities from procedures with patients in wheelchairs to routine ambulatory chest exams. The system permits upright chest radiography of any patient from a small child to a tall adult.

According to Jean Chaintreuil, M.D., President, Hologic Europe, "The Paris installation means that DirectRay technology and systems have penetrated all major European markets. Our European customers bought the benefits of improved patient care, increased staff and equipment productivity, reliable image quality and enhanced image management."

In addition to the DR1000C Dedicated Chest system, Hologic offers DirectRay® technology in three general radiography systems -- the DR1000 system primarily designed for emergency and trauma applications; the RADEX™ system for ambulatory and outpatient usage, and the EPEX™ for general radiography applications in main hospital imaging centers. Hologic also sells DirectRay® technology through distributors for digital upgrades enabling hospitals and imaging centers to leverage their current investment in existing equipment while providing the benefits of digital imaging.

Hologic DR1000 General Radiography and DR1000C Dedicated Chest systems are now in place in Europe at the following sites: Addenbrooke's NHS Trust Hospital, Cambridge, UK; Kaiserslautern, Germany; A.O. San Luigi, Orbassano and A.O. Santa Croce et Carle, Cuneo, Italy; Nordland Central Hospital, and Haugesund Hospital, Norway; Aarhus University Hospital, Herning Hospital, and Kalundborg Hospital, Denmark.

The RADEX™ and EPEX™ general radiography systems are the latest developments of Hologic research and development efforts in the field of digital x-ray. Hologic recently announced that shipments of the new RADEX™ and EPEX™ systems have begun amidst a growing backlog of orders. These systems are the only direct-to-digital general radiography systems commercially available today. This availability of direct-to-digital x-ray imaging is fostering the conversion of screen-film systems to DirectRay® products.

Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and services a family of Direct Radiography® x-ray image capture systems optimized for DirectRay® technology in addition to a family of proprietary x-ray and ultrasound bone densitometer systems, and a family of mini C-arm systems through its FluoroScan subsidiary. (

SOURCE: Hologic

Contact: Andrew Penney of RT&E Public Relations, 302-652-3211