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AMICAS PACS For Mammography at RSNA 2009

BOSTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS), a leader in image and information management solutions, today announced that it will showcase the intrinsic mammography capabilities of AMICAS PACS(TM) at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting from November 29 to December 4 in Chicago, IL. AMICAS will be in the North Hall in booth #7124.

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AMICAS PACS Version 6.0 delivers intrinsic mammography workflow and visualization tools, which helps drive a solid return on investment and increased productivity for radiologists. With intrinsic mammography and high-end tools for reading all radiology studies, AMICAS PACS provides for all of a radiologist's needs in a single, Web-based workstation.

"When AMICAS was developing its intrinsic mammography capabilities, they reached out to me - and other radiologists - to ensure that their radiology PACS fits into the real world of mammography," said Randy Hicks MD, radiologist and owner of Regional Medical Imaging of Flint, MI. "AMICAS actively solicits feedback from practicing radiologists, and I have found that this collaborative process delivers a superior PACS solution for my practice."

"My practice is an ACR-certified Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, so it is important to me to be able to perform all of my reads - including digital mammography, breast MRI, breast ultrasound, BSGI, and all of my multi-modality breast biopsy images - on a single PACS workstation," said Dr. Hicks. "AMICAS has delivered a solution that improves my productivity and allows me to avoid expensive standalone workstations."

Dr. Randy Hicks will be in the AMICAS booth at RSNA to discuss his productivity gains and return on investment associated with AMICAS PACS. To schedule a time to meet with Dr. Hicks and to learn more about AMICAS' radiology PACS for mammography, please visit

"In the past, radiologists had two choices if they wanted to provide digital mammography services. They could use their radiology PACS viewer for interpreting non-mammography studies and use a separately-licensed - and cost-prohibitive - mammography workstation for mammography studies. Their alternative was to read all of their studies - including mammography studies - on their standard radiology PACS viewer, which has a few mammography-related features but lacks the functionality to truly facilitate efficient mammography reading workflow," said Rodney Hawkins, vice president of product management at AMICAS.

"AMICAS PACS delivers the best of both worlds: a Web-based viewer with powerful features and intrinsic mammography - and leading-edge features for reading non-mammography studies," said Mr. Hawkins.

AMICAS® is a registered trademark and service mark, and AMICAS PACS(TM) is a trademark and service mark of AMICAS, Inc. All other trademarks and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

About AMICAS, Inc.

AMICAS, Inc. ( is a leading independent provider of imaging IT solutions. AMICAS offers the industry's most comprehensive suite of image and information management solutions - from radiology PACS to cardiology PACS, from radiology information systems to cardiovascular information systems, from revenue cycle management solutions to enterprise content management tools designed to power the imaging component of the electronic medical record (EMR). AMICAS provides a complete, end-to-end solution for radiology practices, imaging centers, and ambulatory care facilities. Hospitals and integrated delivery networks are provided with a comprehensive image management solution for cardiology and radiology that supports EMR strategies to enhance clinical, operational, and administrative functions.

    Aine Cryts, Marketing Communications Manager


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