Business, diagnostic imaging  

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 workflow."

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