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Misonix Subsidiary, Sonora Medical Systems, Announces a Major Ultrasound Probe Study
Date:11/4/2008

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON), today announced that its Sonora Medical Systems subsidiary ("Sonora Medical"), a leading supplier of after market products, services and test equipment to the medical imaging market, presented an ultrasound probe study in Sweden at the country's annual clinical engineering meeting recently held in Goteborg, Sweden. The paper was presented by the School for Technology and Health, the Royal Technical University, the Biomedical Engineering Department of Karolinska University Hospital and the Department for Clinical Physiology of Karolinska University Hospital and was titled "Defective ultrasound transducers in Swedish hospitals." The presentation from this study can be downloaded at http://www.4sonora.com.

Using the Sonora FirstCall probe testing system the authors tested 704 probes in clinical use from 30 hospitals representing 7 ultrasound manufacturers. The authors found that 39.8% of the transducers tested had functional failures and that there was no statistical difference in the number of probe failures discovered on systems under service contract or not on service contract. The study also reported that "small" probe errors which do not appear to affect B-mode image quality can result in large measuring errors in spectral and color Doppler. Among the conclusions presented was "tests of transducers on a regular basis is, in our opinion, a necessity in order to minimize the risk that defective transducers are in use in our hospitals."

Commenting on this study, G. Wayne Moore, President and CEO of Sonora Medical Systems, said, "We have long known that as few as two dead elements in a transducer
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