Digirad OptiCount product delivers high sensitivity

FEBRUARY 6--Digirad Corp. (San Diego, CA; www.digirad.com) has announced the release of its new OptiCount collimator that increases the organ sensitivity of Digirad's nuclear cardiology imaging systems.

Feb 6th, 2004

FEBRUARY 6--Digirad Corp. (San Diego, CA; www.digirad.com), a leader in solid-state imaging, has announced the release of its new OptiCount collimator that increases the organ sensitivity of Digirad's nuclear cardiology imaging systems by an average of 15% per detector head, while maintaining the same level of reconstructed image spatial resolution. Additionally, when used in conjunction with Digirad's new third-generation Solidium detectors, OptiCount collimation improves organ sensitivity by at least 30% over specifications listed for some conventional competitive Anger cameras. Increased organ sensitivity generally correlates to improved image quality.

"OptiCount collimation is an important product-line extension that improves organ sensitivity in nuclear cardiology applications," said David Sheehan, president and CEO, Digirad Corp. "While OptiCount offers increased organ sensitivity, the combination of the OptiCount product with Solidium technology also offers our customers an outstanding combination of enhanced sensitivity and reliability. OptiCount collimation represents an impressive milestone in nuclear cardiology that represents the first of many planned products and upgrades designed to improve performance for Digirad's solid-state cameras."

The OptiCount product is available as an optional accessory on new solid-state gamma cameras or as an upgrade to Digirad's existing installed base of cameras.

Digirad Corp. develops, manufactures, and markets solid-state, digital gamma cameras to hospitals, imaging centers, and physician offices. Digirad offers a comprehensive line of solid-state nuclear gamma cameras that can be used for the detection of many medical conditions including cardiovascular disease. These high-performance cameras produce outstanding image quality and, due to their lightweight and compact design, fit easily into small office spaces.

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