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FISCHER IMAGING ANNOUNCES NEWLY APPOINTED DIRECTOR

 DENVER, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Fischer Imaging Corp. (NASDAQ: FIMG) announced today that Lawrence A. Lehmkuhl, chairman of the board of St. Jude Medical Inc., will be appointed as a director of the company at its June 16, 1993 board of directors' meeting.
 Lehmkuhl joined St. Jude Medical in 1985 as president and chief executive officer and in April 1993 became chairman of the board. Prior to his association with St. Jude Medical, he was employed by American Hospital Supply Corp. from 1966 to 1985 and served in a number of senior executive positions with various operating divisions.
 Morgan W. Nields, chairman and chief executive officer of Fischer Imaging, commented, "Mr. Lehmkuhl's extensive operating experience in the medical device industry will add great value to our board." Nields added, "I look forward to his participation as we develop an international distribution system and review our strategies to respond to new challenges in the U.S. healthcare market."
 Fischer Imaging designs, manufactures and markets specialty and general purpose x-ray imaging systems for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, heart and vascular disease. The company's primary products are directed toward medical specialties in which minimally invasive techniques are replacing open surgical procedures.
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 /CONTACT: Roberto A. Cascella or Nancy K. Hamilton of Fischer Imaging, 303-452-6800/
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