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Mercury Computer Systems introduces integrated 3D PACS

4 May 2006

Chelmsford, Mass., USA. Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) has introduced breakthrough integrated 3D visualization and analysis within a PACS workflow

Mercury has integrated its web-based Visage PACS software with the Visage CS Thin Client/Server 3D visualization system, enabling users to seamlessly utilize the 3D functionality of Visage CS within the workflow of Visage PACS, throughout the hospital enterprise. Physicians and radiologists are now able to use MIP/MPR, volume rendering, and other advanced 3D viewing, navigation, and measurement functions for diagnosis directly from the PACS system, eliminating the need for an expensive dedicated 3D workstation and the resulting disruption to the clinical workflow. The full integration of the 3D in the Core platform was demonstrated at the European Congress of Radiology in early March and at the US Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR) 2006 Annual Meeting in April.

"The data explosion in medical imaging is driving the diagnostic workflow to 3D — and the biggest obstacle to 3D imaging adoption has been the lack of 3D capability in PACS workstations," said Marcelo Lima, Vice President of Commercial Imaging and Visualization at Mercury Computer Systems. "Mercury's 3D Visage PACS solution solves this problem — integrating 3D visualization and analysis tools within the PACS workflow, with advanced processing performed centrally on a secure server and available anywhere across the hospital enterprise — the holy grail of transforming the radiology workflow."

Mercury's 3D to the Core platform for OEMs is composed of the Visage family of integrated products that span the diagnostic workflow. The Visage CS solution expands 3D viewing capabilities to an unlimited number of users everywhere in a hospital and at remote sites, using existing PCs or even mobile computers. Through thin-client technology, the full viewing and diagnostic functionality becomes available anywhere, anytime throughout the hospital enterprise, without requiring special hardware on the client side. Availability of Visage CS 2.0 is planned for early May 2006.

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