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LORAD RECEIVES PATENT ON DIGITAL IMAGING CAMERA

 SAN DIEGO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- LORAD Corporation, a subsidiary of ThermoTrex Corporation (AMEX: TKN), has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on its CCD (charge-coupled device) digital imaging camera, which is integral to the LORAD DSM(tm) Digital Imaging System.
 The DSM Digital Imaging System, designed to provide physicians with a detailed view of a specific area of the breast in order to target a suspicious lesion, represents the next generation in mammography technology. Because the system is digital, the physician can manipulate and enhance the image for better visualization. In addition, digital imaging allows for near real-time display of images after taking an X- ray. Traditional film-based X-ray mammograms, on the other hand, require time-consuming processing. The DSM Digital Imaging System, which was cleared for market by the Food and Drug Administration last year, has been engineered as an independent component to work in conjunction with LORAD's M-III mammography unit as well as its StereoGuide(tm) minimally invasive needle-biopsy system.
 "Digital imaging has great potential as a primary screening tool, and we're working to expand the capabilities of our system to make whole-breast digital imaging a reality," said Hal Kirshner, president of LORAD. "With the issuance of this patent, we've taken an important step toward that goal."
 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 (NYSE: TMO).
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 /CONTACT: John Hatsopoulos of Thermo Electron, 617-622-1111/
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