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April 16, 2007

Medicsight Plc Receives Canadian Medical Device Licenses For ColonCAD API And LungCAD API

MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (Amex: MGT), an investment company focused on the health care information technology sector, announced today that its subsidiary, Medicsight plc, was granted medical device licenses from the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) of Health Canada to begin marketing and selling Medicsight ColonCAD API and Medicsight LungCAD API.

David Sumner, chief executive officer of Medicsight plc, commented, "We are extremely pleased to receive Canadian medical device licenses for our colon and lung CAD products. These approvals build on Medicsight's recent ColonCAR(TM) market release in the United States and Europe and expands the addressable market of our CAD products for the Company and its distribution partners."

Mr. Sumner continued, "Medicsight's ColonCAD addresses many of the difficulties faced by radiologists and has been designed to help unlock the full potential of virtual colonoscopy. Our LungCAD is designed to allow radiologists to detect and segment lung nodules at early stage, enhancing treatment options and disease management. For these reasons we believe that our products will be well received by the Canadian market and we will continue to work diligently to bring this important software to radiologists around the globe."

Medicsight's CAD products are designed to be seamlessly integrated into either 3D workstations or Picture Archiving Systems (PACS) and assist radiologists in the identification of potentially fatal lesions found in the lung and polyps found in the colon. Medicsight's CAD products are designed to improve radiologist workflow and productivity.

Medicsight ColonCAD API is an image-analysis software tool designed to be used with CT (computed tomography) colonography (virtual colonoscopy) to assist radiologists in detecting and measuring potential colorectal polyps. ColonCAD has been developed using one of the world's largest CT scan databases of verified CT colonography data.

Medicsight LungCAD API is a medical imaging software tool designed to assist radiologists in the evaluation of pulmonary nodules on CT scans of the lung. Developed using one of the world's largest and most population-diverse CT scan databases, the product aims to assist radiologists in detecting lesions in the lung, such as nodules, while providing valuable information to the radiologist to assess patient images more effectively.

About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

MGT Capital Investments is an investment company with two direct subsidiaries that focus solely on the dynamic and consolidating HCIT sector. The first subsidiary, Medicsight plc, is a leading developer of computer-aided detection (CAD) and computer assisted reader (CAR) software solutions that are validated using one of the world's largest databases of verified CT scan data. Medicsight's CAD and CAR products help clinicians identify, measure, and analyze suspicious pathology, such as colorectal polyps and lung lesions. MGT Capital Investments has invested in and controls a second subsidiary, Medicexchange plc, which operates, an online multi-vendor sales channel for diagnostic, treatment and surgery planning solutions for cardiac, thoracic, breast imaging, orthopedic, and gastro intestinal imaging. provides these solutions in a low-cost, on-demand and downloadable format, enhancing access to information and products for medical imaging professionals. Additional information can be found at

All forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the 'safe harbor' provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward- looking statements are based on current management expectations that involve risks and uncertainties that may result in such expectations not being realized. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks described in company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

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