December was showing all of the usual signs of everyone closing out the year. Then the last minute Section 179 deduction level was dramatically increased. This caused a flurry of last minute activity that many market segments took advantage of. An Ophthalmology practice decided to acquire more diagnostic equipment. The Veterinary market continues to upgrade the x-ray side of their practices by moving away from solution based processing to state of the art digital imaging. MD’s continue to acquire new laser technology to offer a wider scope of patient care. The Commercial and Industrial market segment appears to be seeing the growth of the economy. NDT leasing for new diagnostic equipment continues to grow.