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Digirad Corporation and University of Chicago Medical Center Sign Letter of Agreement
Date:4/29/2008

Leading Medical Institution Joins Digirad Centers of Influence To Deliver

Advanced Imaging Services

POWAY, Calif., April 29 /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 University of Chicago Medical Center (Medical Center) to deliver cardiac diagnostic services to Chicago-area physicians and patients through Digirad's centers of influence program, which now includes seven of the leading academic medical institutions in the United States.

Under the agreement, Digirad and the Medical Center will offer their respective services and expertise to primary-care physicians in the Chicago area who are seeking to expand their practices with in-office diagnostic imaging. Through its mobile imaging services division, Digirad Imaging Solutions (DIS), Digirad will bring state-of-the-art equipment and qualified, trained personnel into physicians' offices to perform imaging procedures. Patients' images will then be interpreted by Medical Center physicians and the results sent electronically to the referring physician.

Digirad Chief Executive Mark Casner said that the centers of influence model provides better care for patients, because it combines the family physician's patient-specific knowledge with the diagnostic expertise of specialists at leading medical institutions. As a result, the Company has added six new centers since launching the program less than a year ago with only one center that served as the "proof of concept." Casner also said that centers of influence are a key element in the Company's str
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