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West Physics Consulting Signs Exclusive Arrangement With Digirad Corporation

ATLANTA, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- West Physics Consulting, the leading national provider of medical and health physics consulting and testing services, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Digirad Corporation to provide all radiation safety oversight and technical consulting services for Digirad's diagnostic imaging leasing services division, Digirad Imaging Solutions, Inc. (DIS).

"West Physics prides itself on being the radiation safety and medical physics solution for some of the nation's most respected providers of diagnostic imaging services. We are thrilled to add a company as prestigious as Digirad to our list of clients," said W. Geoffrey West, M.Eng., DABR, CHP, founder and president of West Physics.

Digirad is one of the largest nationwide providers of imaging equipment and personnel leasing services in the United States, providing diagnostic imaging capabilities to over 1,000 client facilities and to more than 100,000 patients each year.  

"I believe that our company's unwavering commitment to technical and regulatory expertise, as well as customer service quality, makes us a perfect match for Digirad, which shares these values," said West. "We are excited by the opportunity to provide radiation safety consulting services to a company with the scope and scale of Digirad and we look forward to successfully meeting their unique and complex needs. This relationship will present West Physics with opportunities to further enhance our service offerings and technical capabilities, as well as to add to the unparalleled level of service that we continually seek to provide to our clients."

Freire Lima, Digirad's Vice President of DIS Operations, said, "West Physics Consulting has established a proven track record in the field of radiation safety compliance and consulting services and maintains an outstanding reputation in the diagnostic physics arena. At Digirad, we have a strong history of successful relationships with organizations that share our commitment to quality and service. West Physics is one of those organizations and we believe this relationship will further enhance the quality of service we provide to our customers and patients."

About West Physics Consulting:

West Physics Consulting is a national provider of medical and health physics consulting and testing services. It is committed to technical and service quality and has grown from serving a single local client in 2002 to now serving more than 1,000 clients in 49 U.S. states, federal territories and the Bahamas. West Physics' staff specializes in complex regulatory challenges and diagnostic imaging problems and their diverse backgrounds and top-notch training result in superior technical and regulatory capabilities. The firm is recognized for providing local-style response times and customer service in combination with national expertise and consistency.  For more information, please visit

About Digirad Corporation:

Digirad (NASDAQ: DRAD) markets medical diagnostic imaging systems and personnel and equipment leasing services for cardiac, vascular, and general imaging applications. Digirad's installed base of equipment exceeds 700 systems.  Digirad also performs leasing services with its portable fleet of more than 145 nuclear and ultrasound imaging systems in 21 states. For more information, please visit Digirad® is a registered trademark of Digirad Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding the efficacy of Digirad's centers of influence model, the status of the negotiation of the sale or closure of underperforming hub locations, and the ability to achieve positive cash flow and profitability, drive technology progress and improve services utilization to grow market share. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with changes in business conditions, technology, customers' business conditions, work force, suppliers, business prospects, economic outlook, operational policy or structure, acceptance and use of Digirad's camera systems and services, reliability, recalls, and other risks detailed in Digirad's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other reports. Readers are cautioned to not place undue reliance on these forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and Digirad undertakes no obligation to revise or update the forward looking statements contained herein.

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