Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) will demonstrate breakthrough integrated 3D visualization and analysis within a PACS workflow, at the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR) 2006 Annual Meeting to be held April 27-30 in Austin, Texas.
Mercury has fully integrated its web-based Visage(TM) 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 first demonstration of the fully integrated 3D to the Core platform was held at the European Congress of Radiology in early March.
“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 highly integrated products that span the diagnostic workflow and significantly accelerate the processing of ever-larger amounts of medical imaging data. A highlight of the Visage product family is the Mercury Visage 2.0 CS Thin Client/Server. 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 the 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.
Additional highlights of Visage CS 2.0 include industry-leading image quality, extremely short loading time for multi-thousand slice image series; advanced analysis tools, a new, easy-to-understand user interface, and streamlined usage profiles that provide access to all key functions within a few clicks. Availability of Visage CS 2.0 is planned for early May 2006.
For more information on Mercury’s 3D to the Core platform, visit Mercury at SCAR in Booth #332, or visit Mercury online.
About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing solutions. Mercury’s solutions play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the Company’s systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury’s systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also provides radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications. Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors.
Visage is a trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.