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ENHANCED IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES ENTERS INTO TALKS TO ACQUIRE MEDICAL IMAGING OPERATION OF MILES INC.

 IRVINE, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhanced Imaging Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: EITI) today announced that it has entered into negotiations to purchase substantially all of the assets of the Torrance-based medical imaging operations of the Agfa Division (Agfa) of Miles Inc. The operation manufactures the Cinestore(R) line of digital imaging products used in the cardiac catherization laboratories (cath labs) as well as components for original equipment manufacturers for use in radiology, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging applications.
 "We have a long-standing relationship with Agfa that made this transaction a natural one for both parties," said Peter Tong, EIT chief executive officer. "Agfa wanted to sell this unit to someone they could trust to continue producing critical components to their well-known, high-quality products and we have been looking for an opportunity to establish a foothold in the growing digital imaging market for medical applications. Our wholly owned subsidiary, Vari-X, is the leading distributor of cine angiography film and related imaging products to cath labs in the United States. Although film is still the gold standard for recording and storing angiography procedures, we want to be among the leaders of innovation as digital imaging products become more important to our cath lab customers."
 Enhanced Imaging Technologies Inc. operates through two wholly owned subsidiaries, Vari-X Inc. and Optical Devices Inc. As a result of the recent acquisitions of Cine-Cath Imaging and Cine Film Systems, Vari-X is now the leading supplier of specialized films and film-related imaging products and services designed to optimize the quality of cardiac images produced in cardiac catherization laboratories. Its products include 35mm cine angiography film, digital imaging products and numerous related accessories. Optical Devices develops, manufactures and markets optical filters that enhance the image quality and safety of electronic visual displays. Many of Optical Devices' products are distributed under the Vu-Tek(R) or Vu-Pro-Tek(R) name.
 Agfa is the imaging division of Miles Inc. Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Agfa manufactures and markets products and systems for the electronic and photographic prepress, medical and technical diagnostic and amateur and professional photographic markets. Miles Inc. is a Fortune 100, research-based company with businesses in chemicals, health care and imaging technologies. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Miles employs some 23,000 people throughout North America. In 1992, the company's sales were about $6.5 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Doug Sherk or Ken Dennard, 415-296-7383, or David Walke or Miriam Adler, 212-986-5900, all of Morgen-Walke, for Enhanced Imaging/
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CO: Enhanced Imaging Technologies Inc.; Miles Inc.; Vari-X INc.;
 Optical Devices Inc. ST: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania IN: MTC SU: TNM


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