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AMICAS Announces General Availability of AMICAS PACS Version 6.0 at HIMSS 2009

Leader in image and information software continues to deliver innovation to meet market needs

BOSTON, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS), a leader in image and information management solutions, will announce the general availability of AMICAS PACS(TM) Version 6.0 at the HIMSS '09 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, which takes place from April 4 to 8. AMICAS will also display the full portfolio of imaging IT solutions for hospitals and ambulatory imaging businesses at HIMSS '09.

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AMICAS PACS Version 6.0, which will be generally available in April, introduces intrinsic 3D, sophisticated mammography workflow, advanced personalization and hanging protocols, and patient-centric reading to the imaging marketplace.

Version 6.0 introduces the next generation of AMICAS PACS, and will combine the intuitive, easy-to-use, Web-based design of previous versions of AMICAS PACS with major enhancements to the image viewing toolset. Complementing the industry leading, workload balancing RealTime Worklist(TM), Version 6.0 will introduce the Halo Viewer(TM), including advances in functionality aimed at increasing radiologist productivity and designed to help improve the quality of reading.

With Version 6.0's intrinsic 3D and mammography workflow tools, radiologists will be able to interpret a wide variety of exam types -- all within a single viewer. These new tools are designed to provide increased efficiency by allowing radiologists to interpret an increasing percentage of their interpretation workload within their normal workflow, without requiring specialty workstations.

"The intrinsic 3D and mammography capabilities embedded in the Halo Viewer will provide a consistent user experience -- a single user interface that will deliver a flexible diagnostic toolset for radiologists, regardless of the types of studies being read," said Rodney Hawkins, vice president of product management at AMICAS.

"Combining these tools with the unique ability to automate 3D visualization and manipulation through hanging protocols will help radiologists handle very large data sets quickly and efficiently," said Mr. Hawkins.

In addition to making this announcement at HIMSS '09, AMICAS will highlight a comprehensive portfolio of imaging IT solutions for hospitals and ambulatory imaging businesses, which includes:

-- AMICAS RIS(TM), which can be used to drive administrative staff productivity and revenue opportunities.

-- AMICAS PACS(TM), which can be used to drive significant improvements in radiologist productivity while enabling improvements in the quality of care.

-- AMICAS Reach(TM), which enables radiology practices and departments to provide unparalleled service to referring physicians.

-- AMICAS RadStream(TM), which helps to reduce medical-legal risk by automating and documenting critical results communications.

-- AMICAS Financials(TM), which helps to increase collections and reduce costs by automating the identification and management of denials and follow-up workflows.

-- AMICAS Dashboards(TM), which is a Web-based business intelligence platform providing access to customized, near real time, easy-to-read data for key performance metrics and indicators.

-- AMICAS Documents(TM), a paperless solution which streamlines workflow, reduces expenses, increases FTE productivity, increases collections, and facilitates HIPAA compliance.

"HIMSS is an ideal venue for AMICAS to share its radiology automation solutions. Our focus on solving radiology's most challenging problems continues to resonate with customers and prospects," said Mr. Hawkins. "We look forward to the opportunity to meet with customers and prospects and tap into market needs at HIMSS."

AMICAS offers a top-flight image management platform for hospitals. For ambulatory imaging businesses, AMICAS offers an integrated, but modular RIS, PACS, document management, and revenue cycle management platform.

AMICAS(R), AMICAS PACS(TM), AMICAS RIS(TM), AMICAS Financials(TM), AMICAS Documents(TM), AMICAS Dashboards(TM), AMICAS Watch(TM), AMICAS Reach(TM), AMICAS RadStream(TM), RealTime Worklist(R), Halo Viewer(TM), and Cashfinder Worklist(TM) are trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks and service marks of AMICAS, Inc. All other trademarks and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

About AMICAS, Inc.

AMICAS, Inc. ( is a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions. The AMICAS One Suite(TM) of products provides a complete, end-to-end solution for imaging centers, ambulatory care facilities, and radiology practices. Acute care and hospital clients are provided with a fully integrated, hospital information system-independent PACS that features advanced enterprise workflow support and scalable design. Complementing the AMICAS solution suite is AMICAS Professional Services(TM), a set of client-centered professional and consulting services that assist our customers with a well-planned transition to a digital enterprise.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements. In particular, the forward-looking statements contained in this release include statements about the functionality and benefits that we claim our new PACS Version 6.0 will offer. When used in this press release, the words: believes, intends, plans, anticipates, expects, estimates, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially which include, but are not limited to, the following: the possibility that any new product release may contain undetected or uncorrected errors; the dependence on our customers and other third parties to devote the necessary resources and properly use our products in order to derive the benefits intended therefrom; the possibility that new products may not perform as expected when introduced into a new environment; and those factors set forth in AMICAS' most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the section entitled "Risk Factors" of our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements in this release are qualified by these cautionary statements and are made only as of the date of this release. AMICAS is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Aine Cryts
    Marketing Communications Manager

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