Mercury Computer to Showcase Visage CS, Visage PACS Solutions at RSNA

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced it will demonstrate the enhanced Visage(TM) “3D to the Core” product family with 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.

Mercury will showcase its leading-edge Visage CS Thin Client/Server and Visage PACS solutions at the 92nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at McCormick Place, in Chicago, Illinois, November 26-30.

The Mercury Visage CS Thin Client/Server features blazingly 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.”

Visage PACS, Mercury’s award-winning image distribution system, now features hanging protocols for its web clients, enabling a radiologist or clinician to define how images from multiple series and studies are displayed in multiple viewers on single or dual monitors, depending on the type of DICOM data the user has selected for viewing. The greatly improved user interface of the Visage PACS web viewer provides the possibility of side-by side viewing of any number of images with flexible viewer layouts. 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.

For more information on the Visage product family and Mercury’s 3D to the Core solutions, visit Mercury at RSNA 2006 November 26-30 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, in the South Building – Hall A, Booth #4383; visit; or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951.

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).

Visage is a registered trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.