Agfa enhances PACS image distribution with Visage CS thin client
12 December 2007
Visage Imaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercury
Computer Systems, Inc. has announced a worldwide integration agreement with
Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and
diagnostic imaging solutions.
Agfa HealthCare will integrate the Visage CS
thin client/server into its Impax product line to provide hospital-wide
advanced visualization capabilities based on 3D thin-client technology. This
ensures that large image data volumes can reside entirely on the central
server, and interactive 3D and 4D viewing and post-processing can be
performed from any client computer using an innovative thin-client streaming
Because of the tight integration of Impax and Visage CS, large 3D and 4D
images become instantly accessible at the click of a mouse within the PACS
workflow, throughout the entire healthcare enterprise.
with Visage Imaging enables us to achieve increased performance levels for
loading and viewing large studies such as multi-slice CT throughout the
hospital enterprise, fully integrated into the workflow of our radiology and
image management solutions,” said Erkan Akyuz, General Manager RIS/PACS at
“Our customers can deploy this new enterprise visualization option easily
and with minimal administrative effort, taking advantage of the existing
Visage CS integrated into IMPAX provides
breathtaking performance for data access as well as for different
visualization techniques such as multi-planar reformatting (MPR), maximum
intensity projection (MIP), and volume rendering. Furthermore, a rich set of
integrated tools enable efficient viewing, post-processing, and quantitative
analysis for applications such as CT and MR angiography and cardiac CT.
“We are very pleased to announce our relationship with Agfa, a world leader
in Healthcare IT and PACS,” said Marcelo Lima, President at Visage Imaging.
“Our 3D thin-client solution will enhance the enterprise visualization
capabilities of Agfa’s product portfolio. We look forward to a very
productive, long-term relationship.”
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