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X-RITE DONATES TEST EQUIPMENT FOR MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS.

X-Rite, Incorporated (Nasdaq:XRIT), Grandville, Mich., has donated test equipment for a life-saving Mammography Teaching Project in Vietnam.

Project sponsor Radiology Mammography International (RMI) installed two donated mammography machines from TREX Medical Corporation and test equipment from X-Rite at two hospitals in Vietnam: The National Cancer Institute in Hanoi and Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

RMI is a non-profit organization helping to meet the mammography and radiology equipment and educational needs of developing countries. RMI trains local staff in mammography techniques and the need for quality control.

According to Richard N. Hirsh, M.D., RMI president & Founder, "X-Rite's donation of two sets of test instruments -- the 331 densitometer and 334 sensitometer -- used to monitor quality control of mammography film results -- are perhaps the only equipment of their kind in Vietnam today. In addition to this latest project, X-Rite has donated equipment in support of RMI's projects over the years in other developing regions. We are gratified by X-Rite's ongoing support and enthusiasm for RMI's missions."

"RMI is a wonderful organization, performing life-saving services for people around the world. We are very pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause," said Jeff Frazine, worldwide sales and marketing manager for X-Rite's medical and photo products.

The Vietnam Mammography Teaching Project is based on a feasibility assessment visit made to Vietnam in 1998 and under the guidance of the U.S. Committee for Scientific Cooperation with Vietnam. In April, RMI sent two teams, each consisting of a diagnostic radiologist, three mammography technologists, a field service engineer, and women's health educators. Assisting in women's health education and in translation was a Vietnamese-American nurse. The teams installed the donated equipment and provided formal lectures to medical staff -- including film-based teaching and basic mammographic positioning. Additional services included critiquing of other area hospitals, and conducting women's health workshops to lay organizations.

Other companies that also donated equipment to the Mammography Teaching Project in Vietnam included: mammography films from Agfa, phantoms from Nuclear Associates, and breast localization needles from Cook. For more information on RMI contact Richard N. Hirsh, M.D., F.A.C.R., President and Founder, Radiology Mammography International, 1037 Robinwood Hills Drive, Akron, OH 44333; tel: +1-330-375-3567; fax: +1-330-375-7932; email: or debhirsh@juno.com, rmimedical@earthlink.net

About X-Rite

X-Rite, Incorporated (Nasdaq:XRIT), headquartered in Michigan, along with Labsphere, its wholly owned New Hampshire subsidiary, maintains offices in Massachusetts, Germany, England, Hong Kong, the Czech Republic, France and Japan.

X-Rite, Incorporated is the world's leading provider of technically sophisticated instrumentation and user-friendly software solutions for a wide variety of color-critical applications, including corporate branding, medical diagnostics, consumer products and on-line commerce.

For more information, visit www.x-rite.com or call 616/257-2203.
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