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POWAY, CA, May 1, 2007 -- Digirad Corporation (NASDAQ:DRAD), a leading provider of cardiovascular imaging services and solid-state nuclear medicine imaging products to physician offices, hospitals and imaging centers, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of privately held Ultrascan, Inc., a leading provider of mobile ultrasound and nuclear medicine services primarily in Georgia, for $7.25 million in cash and the assumption of $1.5 million of debt, plus up to $3.85 million in cash and stock if Ultrascan achieves certain EBITDA milestones over a four year period. Ultrascan currently provides mobile ultrasound services to more than 100 clients through a 32-unit mobile fleet as well as fixed-site nuclear imaging services at physician offices, clinics and hospitals primarily in Georgia.
"We are pleased to welcome the Ultrascan team to the Digirad family," said Mark Casner, Chief Executive Officer of Digirad. "This transaction diversifies Digirad's services and expands our client base. It is a first step in our strategy to create long-term growth by leveraging and complementing Digirad's nuclear cardiology service capabilities with other mobile imaging services. Ultrascan has differentiated its services and added value to its well-established operating platform by building a close working relationship with one of the leading medical institutions in the Southeast. We believe this is an important strategic asset that will enhance our competitiveness in the Southeast market, and provides a model for our approach as we expand in other areas."
Mickey King, President and CEO of Ultrascan, said, "We believe that the combination of Ultrascan and Digirad creates growth opportunities in both ultrasound and nuclear imaging, and will provide added value to our combined customer base. Our experience in working with Digirad during the past year has shown us that Ultrascan's mobile imaging delivery capability and client base align well with Digirad's nuclear cardiology services. We look forward to continuing to build our business in combination with Digirad's strength and support."
Digirad Corporation develops, manufactures and markets solid-state, digital gamma cameras to hospitals, imaging centers and physician offices. Digirad offers a comprehensive line of solid-state nuclear gamma cameras that produce high quality images for use in the detection of many medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Digirad's cameras are unique as their lightweight and compact design allows them to fit easily into small office spaces. Digirad's wholly owned subsidiary, Digirad Imaging Solutions (DIS), offers a comprehensive mobile imaging leasing and services program for physicians who wish to perform in-office nuclear cardiology and ultrasound procedures without purchasing the equipment. For more information, please visit www.digirad.com. Digirad(R), Digirad Imaging Solutions(R), and Cardius(R) are registered trademarks of Digirad Corporation.
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