Mercury showcases enhanced PACS workflow solutions at RSNA 2006
30 November 2006
Chelmsford Mass., USA. Mercury Computer Systems,
Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is demonstrating its enhanced Visage "3D to the Core"
product family at the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North
America (RSNA) this week. It will show advanced functionalities, new
clinical applications, and breakthrough levels of image quality and
performance that will further facilitate the 3D visualization transformation
throughout the medical imaging workflow.
The Mercury Visage CS thin
client/server features fast study loading with 2,000-slice dataset start
times measured in seconds. It includes an optional Cardiac Analysis Package
that allows easy review and automatic quantification of cardiac dynamics
using 4D multi-slice CT data to assess functional parameters, as well as
coronary artery analysis.
Clinicians can access advanced functionalities, such as left ventricular
analysis and coronary artery analysis, within the workflow of the image
distribution system (PACS), at the click of a mouse. Furthermore, Visage CS
now includes improved tools for bone removal and vessel segmentation. These
advanced features easily allow the removal of the bone or can track the
vessel with only a few clicks, as well as generating boneless MIPs and
volume-rendered images. All of this is displayed with the highest quality,
highest performance visualization and rendering available in the industry.
"Mercury's advanced imaging and visualization solutions help radiologists
and clinicians to quickly and easily navigate through 2D, 3D, and even 4D
medical imaging data, to present the most consistent image data using
analytical tools for quick and accurate diagnoses," said Marcelo Lima, Vice
President and General Manager of Commercial Imaging and Visualization at
Mercury Computer Systems. "The scalable server-side DICOM back-end ensures
reliable, consistent, and efficient access to all image data. Thus, our
Visage software provides all the capabilities of a full-blown medical
workstation to any client in the hospital, supporting instantaneous advanced
visualization from modalities."
Mercury recently was granted clearance by
the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to market Visage PACS and Visage CS
products as medical devices in the United States.