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Digirad Corporation and The Methodist Hospital in Houston Sign Letter of Agreement
Date:12/3/2007

Digirad Expanding Portfolio of Partnerships with Centers of Influence

POWAY, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digirad Corporation (Nasdaq: DRAD), a leading provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and services to physicians' offices, hospitals and imaging centers, today announced the signing of a letter of agreement with The Methodist Hospital (Methodist) in Houston.

Under terms of the agreement, the fifth since the inception six months ago of Digirad's centers of influence business strategy, Digirad and Methodist will provide imaging and reading services, respectively, to primary-care physicians in the Houston area who are seeking to expand their practices with in-office imaging. Through its mobile imaging operations, Digirad will bring state-of-the-art equipment and qualified, trained personnel into physicians' offices to perform the imaging. The patients' images will be interpreted by Methodist physicians and the results sent electronically to the referring physician.

Digirad Chief Executive Mark Casner said that the centers of influence model provides better patient-care, because it combines the family physician's patient-specific knowledge with the diagnostic expertise of specialists at leading medical institutions.

Methodist is one of the country's leading academic medical centers and has earned worldwide recognition for the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. The hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top hospitals in 14 of 16 specialties, with The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center being a leader in cardiovascular care, which was pioneered by famed heart surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. Methodist has a primary aff
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