CORRECTING and REPLACING Mitsubishi Electric to Install Proton Beam Therapy System at Tsuyama Chuo Hospital in Okayama, Japan

  CORRECTING and REPLACING Mitsubishi Electric to Install Proton Beam Therapy
  System at Tsuyama Chuo Hospital in Okayama, Japan

CORRECTION...by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Business Wire

TOKYO -- October 1, 2013

Please replace the release dated September 30, 2013, with the following
corrected version due to multiple revisions.

The corrected release reads:

  MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC TO INSTALL PROTON BEAM THERAPY SYSTEM AT TSUYAMA CHUO
                          HOSPITAL IN OKAYAMA, JAPAN

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has
signed an agreement to provide its innovative proton beam therapy system for
cancer treatment to Tsuyama Chuo Hospital located in Okayama (a part of
Tsuyama Jifu Group, Yoshinori Ukita, President). This will be the first
particle therapy system in the Chugoku-Shikoku region, significantly expanding
access to patients in southern Japan. The system will be part of a new
treatment center expected to open in March 2016 that will be jointly operated
with Okayama University.

Proton Beam Therapy System

The proton system features the new Universal Nozzle with high dose-rate
capability. Testing is being performed at the in-house proton beam facility at
Mitsubishi Electric’s Kobe factory to obtain Government approval in a timely
manner. Mitsubishi Electric also provides staff training and commissioning
support to facilitate the early start up of treatment.

New Treatment Center

Okayama University / Tsuyama Chuo Hospital Proton Beam Cancer Center, is
located on the campus of Tsuyama Chuo Hospital (Shigeatsu Fujiki, Chairman),
and will be operated jointly with Okayama University (Kiyoshi Morita,
President). Tsuyama Chuo Hospital and Okayama University Medical School,
Department of Radiation Oncology (Susumu Kanazawa, Professor and Department
Chairman) will assume central roles in proton beam therapy, clinical research
and education at the new facility.

To date, Mitsubishi Electric has installed systems at eight of the 11 particle
therapy facilities in Japan, and more than 16,000 patients have been treated
at these facilities. Tsuyama Chuo Hospital will be the ninth facility to
install a Mitsubishi Electric particle therapy system.

Mitsubishi Electric will continue to provide and develop advanced particle
therapy systems for use worldwide, and is committed to providing superb
operational and maintenance support.


Facility                                  Prefecture  Year    Ion Species
National Institute of Radiological
Sciences                                   Chiba        1994     carbon

(Main contractor: Mitsubishi Electric)
Hyogo Ion Beam Medical Center              Hyogo        2001     proton/carbon
Shizuoka Cancer Center                     Shizuoka     2003     proton
Southern TOHOKU Proton Therapy Center      Fukushima    2008     proton
Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical         Gunma        2010     carbon
Center
Fukui Prefectural Hospital Proton Beam     Fukui        2011     proton
Cancer Treatment Center
Medipolis Medical Research Institute       Kagoshima    2011     proton
SAGA Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator in      Saga         2013     carbon
Tosu
Okayama University / Tsuyama Chuo                       2016
Hospital Proton Beam Cancer Center        Okayama             proton
                                                        (plan)


About Mitsubishi Electric

With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in
the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment
used in information processing and communications, space development and
satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy,
transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate
statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco
Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company,
enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group
sales of 3,567.1 billion yen (US$ 37.9 billion*) in the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2013. For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com

*At an exchange rate of 94 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo
Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2013

Contact:

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Customer Inquiries
Advanced Magnetic and Medical Systems Marketing Department
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http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com/products/public/particle/index.html
or
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