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Elbit Imaging Announces InSightec's First Non-Invasive Technology for Treatment of Uterine Fibroids Awarded MHLW Approval in Japan
Date:1/14/2010

TEL AVIV, January 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: EMITF) ("Elbit" "Company") that its subsidiary, InSightec Ltd., announced today that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved the company's ExAblate(R) MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) system for the treatment of women with uterine fibroids.

ExAblate is currently the only noninvasive treatment for uterine fibroids approved for use in Japan.

InSightec Ltd. estimates that approximately 25% of Japanese women will develop symptomatic uterine fibroids, primarily during childbearing years. These benign tumors can significantly impair functionality and degrade quality of life, resulting in significant work absences.

Using the ExAblate system, the physician uses the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to visualize the patient's anatomy and then aims focused ultrasound waves at the targeted tissue to thermally ablate, or destroy it. The MRI allows the physician to monitor and continuously adjust the treatment in real time. An additional benefit of using InSightec's ExAblate system is that during the procedure to destroy the targeted tissue, patients require only limited conscious sedation as opposed to full sedation.

The ExAblate system received the CE Mark for uterine fibroids in October 2002 and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2004. Over 5,500 women around the world have chosen to undergo the non-invasive ExAblate treatment for their symptomatic uterine fibroids over invasive surgery.

GE Healthcare is the approval holder and distributor of ExAblate in '/>"/>

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