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Vital Images Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vital Images, Inc. (Nasdaq: VTAL), a leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis solutions, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its pioneering work in developing advanced visualization and analysis software. Vital Images was established in September 1988 in Fairfield, Iowa and has continually advanced the field of advanced visualization through 20 years of bringing innovative solutions to the market.

"I have been a Vital Images customer for nearly 15 years," said J. Pablo Villablanca, MD, professor and chief of diagnostic neuroradiology and director, clinical image processing laboratory for UCLA. "We use the ViTAL solution for both routine and delicate clinical problems. Over our many years together, we have collaborated on innovative clinical applications and forged a dynamic clinical and research partnership."

The company was founded in 1988. Since that time, the company has installed more than 5,000 systems worldwide. Also during those 20 years, ViTAL played a key role in developing a market for advanced visualization, exponentially grown revenues, publicly traded on NASDAQ, and established its geographic presence in Asia and Europe.

"ViTAL's bold vision was to bring advanced visualization to the daily diagnostic process by making medical 3D imaging fast and easy to use," said Michael H. Carrel, president and chief executive officer for Vital Images. "Today, Vital Images is taking advanced visualization beyond 3D imaging and into 4D with functional imaging and analysis. We're extending our solutions to impact decisions in cardiology, oncology, surgery and orthopedics. Furthermore, our solutions continue to become more pervasive by providing communication and treatment planning tools which span the entire medical enterprise. This evolution has made our consistently fast and easy-to-use solution a necessity for an entirely new set of ViTAL users."

"Our team selected the ViTAL solution a couple years ago based primarily on our positive experience with the company and their differentiated solution," said Ron Gilbert, PACS administrator for Atlanta Medical Center. "Vital Images has the right vision to take our enterprise needs to the next level."

About Vital Images, Inc.

Vital Images, Inc., established in 1988 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leading provider of enterprise-wide advanced visualization software solutions. The company's technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists, time-saving productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the Web for easy use in the day-to-day practice of medicine. Vital Images also has offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are intended to enjoy the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by that Act. These statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause results to differ materially from those projected, including but not limited to dependence on market growth, challenges associated with international expansion, the ability to predict product, customer and geographic sales mix, regulatory approvals, the timely introduction, availability and acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on major customers, the ability to successfully manage operating costs, fluctuations in quarterly results, approval of products for reimbursement and the level of reimbursement, general economic conditions and other factors detailed from time to time in Vital Images' SEC reports, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007. Vital Images encourages you to consider all of these risks, uncertainties and other factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this release. As a result of these matters, changes in facts, assumptions not being realized or other circumstances, the company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results discussed in the forward-looking statements contained in this release. The forward-looking statements made in this release are made only as of the date of this release, and the company undertakes no obligation to update them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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