Mercury Computer Systems signs agreements with German, French &
Australian PACS suppliers
9 August 2006
Chelmsford, Mass., USA. Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) has
announced strategic agreements with three PACS suppliers, FPS in France,
Color Printer Systems (CPS) in Germany, and Medical Imaging PACS PTY LTD in
Australia. This expands Mercury's cooperation with leading medical OEMs, and
its PACS installation base to more than 1,000 sites worldwide.
Mercury and its PACS partners provide hospitals with integrated solutions
for diagnostic imaging workflow and that accelerate the processing of the
large amounts of data generated by medical imaging.
Medical OEMs can integrate the Mercury Visage 3D to the Core platform
into their solutions, and with thin-client technology, the Visage product
family enables instant accessibility to 2D and 3D image data across all
hospital departments. This reduces treatment time for patients and optimizes
the productivity of diagnostic personnel.
"We have thoroughly tested and integrated the web-based Mercury Visage
PACS in our product portfolio," said Daniel Urbain, CEO of PACS partner FPS
in Paris, France. "Visage PACS will replace our previous solution, as its
architecture offers considerable advantages. Web-based image distribution
enables immediate access to medical imaging data throughout the entire
hospital. What's more, 3D functionalities can be utilized directly from the
PACS. Since modalities such as multi-slice CT scanners generate an enormous
volume of data, flexible integration in a 3D-based platform is the optimal
solution for us."
In Australia, the teleradiology area is a fast growing market," said Dr.
Thomas Vargoczky, CEO of Medical Imaging PACS Pty Ltd in Brisbane. "We've
chosen Visage PACS, since its web-based technology ideally supports the
requirements of teleradiology." Teleradiology is the electronic transmission
of digital radiological images, such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans, for the
purposes of interpretation and/or consultation. As images are sometimes
transmitted over great distances through standard telephone lines, satellite
connections, or wide area networks (WANs), Visage helps to ensure
successful, expedient transmission while maintaining image integrity.
"With our more than 20 years of computing expertise and innovation in
diagnostic medical imaging, we can deliver a solution tailored to the
infrastructure of our respective partners," said Marcelo Lima, Vice
President of Commercial Imaging and Visualization at Mercury Computer
Systems. "Together with our partners, we help to deliver optimized systems
quickly to the market that significantly accelerate the entire diagnostic