August 4, 2008

Hitachi Completes First OASIS Installation

Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. (HMSA) today announced the first OASIS High-Field Open MRI has been installed and is available for clinical use at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. The OASIS is the highlight in a multi-million dollar MRI expansion at St. Mary Imaging, which provides patients a high standard of excellence with state-of-the-art imaging technology.

"As technology has continued to progress, the differences in image quality and patient comfort have been minimized," said Dr. Daniel Cohen, St. Mary Medical Director of MRI. "We now can offer patients the security of a spacious design for added comfort during scans while simultaneously providing the most accurate scan results to aid physicians in their diagnoses."

OASIS is a powerful High-Field Open MRI system, which delivers high-speed gradients, multi-channel RF technology and unmatched Zenith(TM) RF Coils to the only truly open architecture high-performance systems ever installed. "We are very excited about our relationship with St. Mary Medical Center and are proud to see our first installation in a facility dedicated to excellence" said Sheldon Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, MRI, HMSA.

"St. Mary offers patients a high standard of excellence across the board, and this is another example of our commitment to quality care and patient safety," said Dr. Paul Weiser, St. Mary Medical Center Director of Radiology.

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.

Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. (HMSA) markets advanced diagnostic medical imaging systems of Hitachi Medical Corp., Tokyo, Japan. The company has more than 1,500 MRI systems installed throughout the United States and more than 3,200 worldwide. Hitachi also markets multi-slice computed tomography and digital ultrasound.

Hitachi Ltd., (NYSE: HIT) (TOKYO: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including health sciences, information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information, visit

About St. Mary Medical Center

St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., the most comprehensive medical center in the area, is celebrating 35 years of caring for its community. St. Mary offers state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled physicians and clinical professionals in providing advanced care for complex cases.