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

ategy for future growth.

The University of Chicago Medical Center, established in 1927, is one of the nation's leading academic medical institutions and is consistently recognized as a leading provider of complex medical care. It is the only Illinois hospital ever to make the U.S. News and World Report Honor Roll with eight clinical specialties: digestive disorders; cancer; endocrinology; neurology and neurosurgery; heart and heart surgery; kidney disease; geriatrics; and ear, nose and throat. It is ranked among the top 25 programs in the United States.

Stephen Archer M.D., section chief of cardiology at the Medical Center, stated: "We are committed to being one of the nation's top 10 cardiovascular training programs and training the next generation of leaders in academic cardiology. It is our responsibility and privilege to provide timely, compassionate care to patients suffering from, or with risk factors for, heart and vascular disease, not only in our own neighborhood but also internationally. Our partnership with Digirad will enable us to increase our presence in the community and offer a higher level of care."

Casner added: "We welcome the University of Chicago Medical Center as a partner in assisting local-area physicians with meeting key needs of their patients. The Medical Center is well respected and widely renowned, and has a staff of physician-faculty that is highly regarded in multiple specialties, including cardiology. This relationship promises to generate substantial benefits for patients, including the clearest and most accurate images available, readings by highly skilled specialists, and the comfort of knowing that their own doctors will remain closely involved in their care.

"With this service, physicians are also more effective at meeting patient scheduling needs while maintaining the primary patient relationship," Casner stated. "Patients are benefiting from the convenience of imaging in their own doctors' offices an
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