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First Hitachi Oasis™ Installation Worldwide Features ETS-Lindgren Shielding Technology

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Illinois, August 11, 2008- The Bayhealth Medical Center is southern Delaware's largest healthcare system, comprised of two hospitals and numerous other medical facilities such as Smyrna Clayton Medical Services. This facility is undergoing a 100,000 square foot expansion which includes the first worldwide installation of Hitachi's Oasis™ High-Field Magnetic Resonance imaging system. The Oasis is a high-performance, 1.2T open MRI that provides maximum diagnostic performance and a high level of patient comfort. ETS-Lindgren shielding technology was also used at another new Oasis site, St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ETS-Lindgren's active cancellation system is the only one approved by Hitachi for the Oasis system.

ETS-Lindgren contributed its expertise to this facility expansion through the design and installation of an MRI medical suite. Key features of the suite include copper shielding, a cell type floor, remote silicon steel shielding, LED down lights, and most notably, one of ETS-Lindgren's Auto-Seal™ II Doors. This MRI RF door system is the standard RF door for MR suites with leading-edge image technology. It uses compressed air to actuate several cylinders which create an RF seal around the door perimeter. The flat door threshold allows for smooth patient gurney movement. For more information, visit

ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of MRI shielding systems and offers worldwide service and support. With extensive capabilities in MRI shielding, ETS-Lindgren can assist with project engineering, installation, and testing. Using reliable construction methods such as copper shielding, integrated RF/magnetic shielding and silicon-based construction, ETS-Lindgren ensures long-term image quality.

Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at

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