Agfa Healthcare to expand PACS portfolio through Visage CS Thin
Client/Server for supplying enterprise-wide advanced visualization
solutions to customers worldwide
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Visage Imaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), announced a worldwide integration agreement with Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, based in Belgium.
Agfa HealthCare will integrate the Visage(TM) CS Thin Client/Server into its IMPAX(TM) product line in order to provide enterprise-wide advanced visualization capabilities based on 3D thin-client technology. This integrated solution ensures that large image data volumes can reside entirely on the central server, and interactive 3D and 4D viewing and post-processing can be performed from any client computer using an innovative thin-client streaming technology. Because of the tight integration of IMPAX and Visage CS, large 3D and 4D images become instantly accessible at the click of a mouse within the PACS workflow, throughout the entire healthcare enterprise.
"Our collaboration with Visage Imaging enables us to achieve increased performance levels for loading and viewing large studies such as multi-slice CT throughout the hospital enterprise, fully integrated into the workflow of our radiology and image management solutions," said Erkan Akyuz, General Manager RIS/PACS at Agfa HealthCare. "Our customers can deploy this new enterprise visualization option easily and with minimal administrative effort, taking advantage of the existing RIS/PACS infrastructure."
Visage CS integrated into IMPAX provides breathtaking performance for data access as well as for different visualization techniques such as multi-planar reformatting (MPR), maximum intensity projection (MIP), and volume rendering. Furthermore, a rich set of integrated tools enable efficient viewing, post- processing, and quantitative analysis for applications such as CT and MR angiography and cardiac CT.
"We are very pleased to announce our relationship with Agfa, a world leader in Healthcare IT and PACS," said Marcelo Lima, President at Visage Imaging. "Our 3D thin-client solution will enhance the enterprise visualization capabilities of Agfa's product portfolio. We look forward to a very productive, long-term relationship."
About the Agfa-Gevaert Group
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading imaging and information technology companies. The Agfa-Gevaert Group develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare) and film related products and specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). The Agfa-Gevaert Group has its headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,401 million Euro in 2006.
About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and image management solutions, and state-of- the-art systems for capturing, processing and printing images in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The company has over a century of experience in diagnostic imaging and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990's. Agfa HealthCare today employs 5,700 staff members, with sales offices and representatives in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2006 were 1,452 million Euro, accounting for 43% of total group sales.
For more information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit http://www.agfa.com/healthcare.
Visage Imaging, Inc. - Visioneering Science for Life
Visage Imaging, Inc. designs and engineers clinical products that present its customers with the ability to overcome demanding market challenges and improve diagnostic results with accuracy and expedience. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc., Visage Imaging incorporates Mercury's 20 years of technical expertise and deep knowledge of the science behind diagnostic applications into its practice. Visage Imaging leverages this experience to push the boundaries of what is possible within its domain.
Through collaborative learning, Visage Imaging has built a nimble, creative organization: one that is first to market with innovative 3D clinical applications, and offers best-in-class 3D products that are unique, reliable, and help its customers accelerate their own market innovation and clinical benefit.
For more, see http://www.visageimaging.com
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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that
term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
including those relating to Visage Imaging, Inc.'s product line and 3D to
the Core solutions. You can identify these statements by our use of the
words "may," "will," "should," "plans," "expects," "anticipates,"
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general economic and business conditions, including unforeseen weakness in
Visage Imaging's markets, effects of continued geo-political unrest and
regional conflicts, competition, changes in technology and methods of
marketing, delays in completing engineering and manufacturing programs,
changes in customer order patterns, changes in product mix, continued
success in technological advances and delivering technological innovations,
continued funding of defense programs, the timing of such funding, changes
in the U.S. Government's interpretation of federal procurement rules and
regulations, market acceptance of Visage Imaging's products, shortages in
components, production delays due to performance quality issues with
outsourced components, inability to fully realize the expected benefits
from acquisitions or delays in realizing such benefits, challenges in
integrating acquired businesses and achieving anticipated synergies, and
difficulties in retaining key customers. These risks and uncertainties also
include such additional risk factors as are discussed in Mercury Computer
Systems, Inc.'s recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 2007. Visage Imaging cautions readers not to place undue
reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of
the date made. Visage Imaging undertakes no obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date
on which such statement is made.
Gabi Strasser, Public Relations Manager
Phone: +49 (0)911 97341-205
Kathy Sniezek, Corporate Public Relations Manager
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
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