Industry Leader Continues Strong Growth in European Market
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vital Images, Inc. (Nasdaq: VTAL), a worldwide leader of enterprise-wide advanced visualization and analysis solutions, has surpassed the milestone of 1,000 installations of its advanced visualization software solutions in the European market.
"We're pleased to have reached this exciting milestone," said Marc Lamont, managing director of Vital Images Europe. "We have invested in the European market by establishing our headquarters in The Hague, and developing a sales force with a dedicated service team to provide service excellence to our large and growing European customer base. Our presence in the European market has also helped to strengthen our relationships with strategic partners such as Toshiba Medical Systems Europe (TMSE), who has been a partner for over eight years in Europe and has been critical to our establishment in this market, as well as Sectra, which is a newly established and strategic partner that we expect to help us penetrate the enterprise market, and we are already seeing the results."
"We are using the fully integrated ViTAL solution with our Sectra PACS [picture archive and communication system] and it is available on 40 PACS workstations within our hospital," said Professor de Roos of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. "Recently our center also became one of the first worldwide users of Vitrea fX software, specially developed by Vital Images in cooperation with Toshiba for the new dynamic volume CT scanner, Aquilion ONE. In addition, we are installing the Web-based solution for the access and use of advanced tools inside and outside our hospital. Since the beginning, the ViTAL solution has been used on a daily basis by many physicians to successfully evaluate the most challenging cases."
Vital Images Europe opened its headquarters in The Hague in June 2006 with 567 existing installations. Within two years Vital Images Europe has established a presence in London, Berlin, Paris, Milan and Oslo and has nearly doubled its installed base. Of the more than 1,000 European installations, Germany, France, The United Kingdom, Iberia and Italy each have over 100 installations.
"We have been using the ViTAL solution for more than 10 years. We have particularly appreciated the enormous conviviality and intuitiveness of the software," said Doctor Jacques Kirsch, head of department at Clinique Notre Dame in Tournai, Belgium. "Our daily use allows us to testify to the efficiency and speed with which we can evaluate complex vascular, carotid and coronary cases. We have also experienced the excellent upgradeability of the product, which remains at the top of technological progress."
About the ViTAL Enterprise Solution
The ViTAL Enterprise Solution provides customers with unlimited enterprise access to Vital Images' complete advanced visualization solution offering including best-of-breed clinical solutions and comprehensive services including education, consulting and maintenance. Built on Vital Images' philosophy of fostering relationships, the ViTAL Enterprise Solution offers a straight-forward approach to complex clinical information with elite clinical interrogation tools, on-going education and proactive customer services that enhances communication and increases productivity. Today, Vital Images has and continues to deploy this solution globally to meet the ever growing and demanding needs of radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and referring clinicians.
About Vital Images, Inc.
Vital Images, Inc., 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 http://www.vitalimages.com.
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