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AMICAS Mourns the Passing of Board Member Dr. Phillip Berman

Industry visionary, innovator, and mentor was an asset to the global practice of radiology

BOSTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS), a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions, today announced that Board of Directors member Dr. Phillip Berman passed away on February 8, 2009, due to complications from lung cancer. Dr. Berman was 55 years old.

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"We are profoundly saddened by the loss of our board member, dear friend, and impressive person, Phil Berman," said Stephen Kahane MD, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of AMICAS. "Phil's contributions and guidance over the years helped establish AMICAS as a leader in image and information management solutions."

Dr. Berman, a trained radiologist, was a prolific innovator in the radiology market. Berman's contributions to the industry ranged from shaping early-stage teleradiology ventures to helping to expand the market for computed radiography solutions to supporting the use of Internet technologies for radiology content aggregation, sharing, and delivery. His leadership and vision helped make -- one of the leading Web sites for radiology and imaging -- the great resource it is today.

"Phil brought deep industry knowledge, an innovative spirit, and superb insights to the AMICAS team," said Dr. Kahane. "He helped guide AMICAS over the years and he helped us all become better people and better solution providers. All of us will miss his professional guidance and his personal friendship and support immensely."

AMICAS, AMICAS PACS, AMICAS RIS, AMICAS Financials, AMICAS Documents, AMICAS Dashboards, AMICAS Watch, AMICAS Reach, AMICAS RadStream, RealTime Worklist, Halo Viewer, and Cashfinder Worklist 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.

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