Koning to Develop Cone Beam CT CAT Scanner with Mercury Computer Systems

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced a multi-unit/multi-year agreement to provide a wide range of solutions with Koning Corporation, a privately held company based in Rochester, New York. Koning Corporation, an innovator in medical imaging, is developing the next generation of CAT scanners called Cone Beam CT. The company’s first system for Breast and Extremities, soon to be introduced at RSNA 2006, offers high spatial and true isotropic resolution, to provide extensive diagnostic information compared to current methods.

“Koning was initially drawn to Mercury’s industry-leading volume-rendering image quality and performance,” said Dr. Ruola Ning, President and Founder of Koning. “But the collaboration quickly grew to where Mercury has provided us a range of solutions that allow us to get our product to market faster and more cost-effectively compared to developing them ‘in house.’”

Koning selected Mercury’s award-winning Visage(TM) VR Volume Rendering components, Visage WS Workstation, and Visage CS Client/Server for a solution that covers the entire imaging workflow. The end-to-end solution enables Koning to visualize their image data locally and to transfer/network the data to various locations including Rochester and other luminary breast centers around the country. Visage CS provides advanced visualization at the operator’s console, physician’s review station, or various referring physician locations with simultaneous availability throughout the enterprise. With the inclusion of the Visage PACS front-end, which supports seamless DICOM and HL7 connectivity, Visage CS provides a link into the hospital HIS/RIS system for data entry and other functions. Visage PACS back-end provides full DICOM functionality to allow data to be pushed back to the HIS/RIS system for archival and general data viewing.

“Mercury is proud to empower an innovator like Koning,” said Marcelo Lima, Vice President of Commercial Imaging and Visualization at Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. “With our help, Koning will be able to get their system through clinical trials sooner in order to help more patients.”

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About Koning Corporation
Koning Corporation develops advanced medical imaging systems which combine the advantages of Digital X-ray and Computed Tomography called Cone Beam CT. Producing true isotropic, high-spatial resolution images, Cone Beam Scanners are faster, smaller and less expensive to own and operate. The Company’s first system, Koning CT for Breast and Extremities (hands feet, elbows etc.) has demonstrated its ability to provide superior diagnostic information and the potential to ellipse the performance of current methods to become a new standard in medical imaging. Founded in 2002, Koning is developing additional applications for its unique, patented technology to include angiography, lung cancer, treatment planning and minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment options. Koning is a fast growing privately held company with headquarters in Rochester New York.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. – Where Challenges Drive Innovation
Mercury Computer Systems is the leading provider of computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. With a strong commitment to innovation, our expertise in algorithm optimization, systems development, and silicon design is blended with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies to solve unique computing challenges. We work closely with our customers to architect solutions that have a meaningful impact on everyday life: detecting aneurysms; designing safer, more fuel-efficient aircraft; identifying security threats; discovering oil; developing new drugs; and visualizing virtually every aspect of scientific investigation.

Mercury’s comprehensive, purpose-built solutions capture, process, and present data for the world’s largest medical imaging companies, 8 of the 10 top defense prime contractors, and other leading Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in semiconductor, energy, telecommunications, and other industries. Our dedication to performance excellence and collaborative innovation continues a 23-year history in enabling customers to stay at the forefront of the markets they serve. Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. We are listed on the Nasdaq National Market (NASDAQ: MRCY).

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