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LORAD RECEIVES $1 MILLION ORDER FROM U.S. ARMY FOR MAMMOGRAPHY AND BIOPSY SYSTEMS

 SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorad Corporation, a subsidiary of ThermoTrex Corporation (AMEX: TKN), has received an order from the United States Army for breast imaging and biopsy systems valued at $1.2 million.
 Lorad will provide eight Army medical centers with its most advanced breast cancer diagnostic packages, consisting of the model M-III mammography system and the StereoGuide(TM) needle biopsy table designed for minimally invasive biopsies. Designated sites include Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii; Kimbrough Army Community Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas; and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado.
 "The Army has demonstrated its commitment to state-of-the- art technology in women's health care by purchasing this equipment," said Hal Kirshner, president of Lorad. "Radiologists choose Lorad equipment for image quality, ease of use, and the ability to meet the performance quality criteria established by the American College of Radiology."
 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.
 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 several other commercial products, including a sonic CT (computerized tomography) system for real-time imaging of soft tissue, a passive microwave camera that would enable pilots to see through fog and clouds to enhance navigation, and a wind-shear detector to provide pilots with advance warning of wind shears. ThermoTrex Corporation is a public subsidiary of Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO).
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 /CONTACT: John Hatsopoulos of Thermo Electron, 617-622-1111/
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CO: Lorad Corporation, ThermoTrex Corporation, Thermo Electron ST: California, Massachusetts IN: MTC SU: CON

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