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U.S. NAVY PLACES $1 MILLION ORDER FOR LORAD MAMMOGRAPHY AND BIOPSY SYSTEMS

 SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- LORAD Corporation, a subsidiary of ThermoTrex Corporation (AMEX: TKN), has received an order from the U.S. Navy for mammography and biopsy equipment valued at just over $1 million.
 LORAD will provide its most advanced breast cancer diagnostic packages to seven Navy hospitals. The package consists of the model M- III mammography unit and the StereoGuide(TM) needle biopsy table designed for minimally invasive biopsies. The designated naval hospitals are in Oakland, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; Pensacola, Flor.; Bethesda, Md; Charleston, S.C.; Portsmouth, Virg.; and Okinawa, Japan. Delivery is expected by the end of May.
 The M-III, LORADUs top-of-the-line mammography unit, is used for screening and diagnostic mammograms. The StereoGuide needle biopsy system is used to evaluate potentially cancerous tissue that has been detected during a mammographic examination. Unlike a traditional surgical biopsy, StereoGuide procedures are normally performed on an outpatient basis, thereby limiting the physical and psychological trauma to the patient and eliminating operating room expenses.
 "We are pleased that the Navy chose LORAD," said Tony Pellegrino, chairman of LORAD. "The same diagnostic packages were ordered earlier this year by the Army and are currently operating in eight of its medical centers."
 ThermoTrex Corporation develops advanced technology in electro-optic and electro-acoustic systems, signal processing, materials technology, lasers, and thermionic and thermoelectric direct-energy conversion. The company also manufactures and markets imaging systems for early detection of breast cancer. In addition, ThermoTrex is developing other commercial products for the medical imaging and avionics industries. ThermoTrex Corporation is a public subsidiary of Thermo Electron Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: John Hatsopoulos of Thermo Electron, 617-622-1111/
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