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Vital Images Showcases the ViTAL Enterprise Solution at Stanford University's 6th Annual Face-Off

Advanced Clinical Functionality and Innovative Clinical Tools Deliver

Exceptional Performance

LAS VEGAS, May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vital Images, Inc. (Nasdaq: VTAL), a leading provider of enterprise-wide advanced visualization and analysis solutions featured ViTAL's solution at the 10th Annual International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT in Las Vegas. The solution, which was demonstrated at the 6th Annual Workstation Face-Off, highlighted the breadth and depth of clinical functionality through the interpretation of four highly complex and challenging CT studies: a CT Colonography using computer-aided detection and virtual endoscopic evaluation, a CT angiographic carotid stroke case with the evaluation of brain perfusion, a ten-phase combined coronary CT angiography and a thoracic aneurysm case, that was not provided in advance as a way to simulate an actual emergency case, read remotely from Fargo, ND, and a thoracic PET-CT case to evaluate pulmonary nodules.

The studies were timed and read by vendor-selected physicians live before the symposium audience of over 1,000 attendees. The intense and time-limited environment is intended to mimic a busy clinical practice.

"The ViTAL solution automatically segmented the three major coronary arteries in all ten cardiac phases -- unlike any other vendor -- in a very complex clinical case," said Tony DeFrance, MD, medical director of the CVCTA Education Center in San Francisco. "This advanced clinical functionality and workflow efficiency is crucial for diagnosis in a busy clinical practice."

"Advanced clinical solutions are increasingly important in acute care," said Lawrence Neil Tanenbaum, MD, FACR, director of CT and MR Imaging, Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. "I was able to complete diagnostic analysis in a carotid stroke case remotely from Fargo, ND, within four minutes. 'Time is brain' in the evaluation of stroke and this patient's brain had a great chance to be saved because of the flexibility and deep clinical functionality offered by ViTAL's solution."

The ViTAL solution provides an elegant workflow that simplifies complex medical imaging information. The result is a true enterprise-wide solution that enables easier communication among radiologists, cardiologist, technologists, and other clinical users, such as surgeons, oncologists and referring physicians.

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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