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Prism Clinical Imaging, Inc. Announces the Compatibility of its Advanced Neuroimaging Studies with Eclipse Radiotherapy Treatment Planning from Varian Medical Systems

Prism's Image Decks Can Be Exported to and Displayed within the Eclipse System

West Allis, Wisconsin - November 27, 2007 - Prism Clinical Imaging, Inc., developers of breakthrough brain imaging software that helps physicians better plan and treat brain tumors and other neurological diseases, announced today an agreement with Varian Medical Systems that will make Prism's advanced multimodality and multiparameter imaging studies compatible with Varian's Eclipse treatment planning system. Eclipse will be capable of displaying image volumes that Prism software registers into decks for clinical interpretation.

"We are pleased to work with Varian to deliver this advanced treatment planning tool to clinicians using Varian's Eclipse system," said Paul Schmelzer, Prism's Chief Executive Officer. "This allows clinicians who employ the Eclipse system to base their treatment planning on additional functional and physiological information about the patient."

"We are pleased to offer the Prism software to the radiation therapy community," said Jeff Amacker, director, treatment planning systems at Varian. "Together with Eclipse, the system enables clinicians to see and assess the tumor and surrounding tissue, and to plan treatments designed to spare neurological function."

The decks, which include anatomical, functional and physiological images, are developed with Prism software and can be exported, displayed and utilized with Varian's Eclipse. This provides clinicians using Varian's Eclipse with advanced information about the functional areas of the brain to avoid when treating patients so deficiencies can be prevented.

About Prism Clinical Imaging, Inc.:
Prism Clinical Imaging, Inc. is a leader in the field of functional MRI and advanced neuroimaging. Prism software provides physicians with multimodality, multiparameter imaging for treatment planning and image guided treatment delivery. Intuitively organizing multiple series of anatomical, functional and physiological images in decks, the software allows for more effective clinical interpretation since the images are already registered for the physician. With the ability to establish critical spatial relationships in half the amount of time with twice the accuracy, physicians utilizing Prism deliver high-quality and safer treatment to patients, while optimizing clinical workflow. Prism, located in West Allis, Wisconsin, was founded by practicing professionals at the Medical College of Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.prsismclinicalimaging.com.

About Varian Medical Systems:
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 4,500 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and approximately 60 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/.

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