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TrueVision Appoints Kevin Foley, MD, to its Board of Directors
SANTA BARBARA (July, 23 2008) — TrueVision Systems, Inc., the leading provider of 3D, high-definition vision systems for microsurgery, announced the appointment of Kevin T. Foley, M.D., F.A.C.S. to its board of directors. Dr. Foley, a highly regarded spine specialist from Tennessee, is a leader in minimally invasive spine surgery as well as image-guided spinal navigation and spinal biomechanics research. He invented image-guided spinal navigation for the Stealthstation and FluoroNav Virtual Fluoroscopy Systems and is the co-inventor of Microendoscopic Discectomy.

"As both a practicing surgeon and user of image guided spinal navigation I see the enormous potential for 3D HD visualization in the operating room. I am excited about TrueVision's products and am eager to participate in directing the company's new applications to improve patient outcomes through better visualization and 3D surgical software applications." said Dr. Foley. "I anticipate that TrueVision 3D HD technology will dramatically enhance numerous types of surgical procedures."

Forrest Fleming, TrueVision Systems CEO, stated, "We are excited to welcome Dr. Foley to our Board of Directors. He has extraordinary credentials and his depth of knowledge combined with his experience in the medical community will be a great asset to the TrueVision team as we continue to penetrate into new areas in the surgical market."

About TrueVision
TrueVision Systems Inc. is a medical device company focused on improved patient outcomes and efficiencies thru better visualization during microsurgery. TrueVision has developed and patented a digital, real-time 3DHD vision platform along with a suite of specific software applications that uniquely facilitates the enhancements integration, and management of disparate imaging modalities widely used in surgery.

TrueVision Systems
114 E. Haley Street Ste L
Santa Barbara, 93101
Tel: (805) 963-9700
Web: (http://www.truevisionsys.com)


Kevin Foley, M.D.
Dr. Kevin Foley is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and holds academic appointments at the University of Tennessee School of Biomedical Engineering and the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He serves as Director of Complex Spine Surgery at Semmes-Murphey Clinic, Director of the Spine Fellowship Program for the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery, and Medical Director for both the Medical Education & Research Institute and the Image-Guided Surgery Research Center.

Dr. Foley received his Doctor of Medicine degree from UCLA in 1979. During his training and throughout his career he has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Eben J. Carey Memorial Anatomy Award, the Merck Manual Award for Academic Achievement, Letterman Army Medical Center's Richard Mason Award for Outstanding Intern, the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Surgeon General's Physician Recognition Award.

Dr. Foley is also actively involved in research in image-guided spinal navigation, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal biomechanics. He has authored 21 book chapters and more than 80 journal publications, and has lectured at more than 100 scientific meetings and educational workshops.
Dr. Foley is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, the Cervical Spine Research Society, the North American Spine Society, the Society of University Neurosurgeons, the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery, the Canadian Neurosurgical Society (Honorary), the Southern Neurosurgical Society, and the Tennessee Neurosurgical Association. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Computer Aided Surgery.