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ACUSON ESTABLISHES NEW DIVISION DEVOTED TO AEGIS(TM) SONOGRAPHY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM(TM)

 CHICAGO, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuson Corp. (NYSE: ACN) announced today that it has established a new business unit -- the Aegis Division -- dedicated to worldwide development, marketing, sales and service activities for the company's Aegis(TM) Sonography Management System(TM). Aegis uses computers to manage medical diagnostic ultrasound images and related data. Introduced in the fall of 1992, Aegis is already in daily clinical use at a number of leading U.S. hospitals, helping to improve image quality, cut ultrasound laboratory costs and improve hospital productivity.
 "By establishing Aegis as a separate division, Acuson can increase its focus on this product line to assure we anticipate and meet the needs of our customers," said Samuel H. Maslak, ScD., Acuson president and chief executive officer.
 The new business unit will be headed by Acuson executive vice president John G. Freund, M.D., who will assume the additional title of general manager, Aegis Division. In his five-year career at Acuson, Freund has played a leadership role in the introduction of a number of key products, including the 128XP ultrasound system, Aegis, Acoustic Response Technology and the mid-priced XP/4 system.
 According to Freund, "In today's cost-conscious healthcare marketplace, Aegis is already helping hospitals cut costs and enhance productivity and at the same time improving the quality of ultrasound images available to the attending technologist and physician."
 Acuson Corp. is a leading manufacturer and international marketer of premium-grade medical diagnostic ultrasound systems and image management products. The Mountain View, Calif., company had sales of $343 million in 1992.
 NOTE: Aegis and Sonography Management System are trademarks of Acuson Corp.
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 /CONTACT: Amy M. Cook or David L. Ringler of Acuson, 415-969-9112 or 800-422-8766; or Lauren Sonstrom of Purdom Public Relations, 415-588-5700, for Acuson/
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