Mercury's Embedded Volume Rendering Components Integrate into RADIN 3D

12/1/2004 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) and RADIN Group GmbH announced the signing of a cooperation agreement to expand RADIN's high-end product line towards RADIN 3D, a new web-based picture archiving communication system (PACS) module. Leveraging advanced high-performance 3D visualization, the new product will greatly improve diagnostic workflow, especially for very large data volumes generated by modern high-resolution multi-slice computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) scanners. The new performance and functionality is intended to enable the practical use of new diagnostic methods, and help radiologists to generate reports more efficiently.

"Integrating 3D processing into a web-based PACS system will be key in the near future," said Oliver Lehner, Managing Director of RADIN Group GmbH. "The new high-end RADIN 3D module, based on our cooperation with Mercury, will be impressive proof of our commitment to continuous innovation, and will help to ensure that we remain ahead of our competitors."

RADIN 3D will integrate Mercury's embedded, accelerated VisageRT(TM) components for advanced volume rendering in the web-based RADIN PACS workflow. As a result, RADIN users will be able to examine their medical image data interactively, using techniques such as multi-planar reformatting, maximum intensity projection, shaded surface display, shaded volume rendering, and flexible cropping and clipping.

"Web-based PACS is a key tool to managing medical image data and optimizing clinical workflow," said Marcelo G. Lima, vice president of Life Sciences, Imaging and Visualization Solutions, Mercury Computer Systems. "Combining RADIN's workflow and data management with the power of Mercury's interactive 3D visualization will enable the efficient processing of very large data volumes, and will help to leverage the high resolution and accuracy of new and emerging imaging modalities."

Mercury and RADIN will hold demonstrations on their existing and new solutions at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), to be held November 28 to December 3 in Chicago, Illinois. Visit Mercury in the south building, hall A, booth #2775 (see for more information), and RADIN Group in hall A, booth #4106.

About RADIN Group GmbH
RADIN is a web-based image information system that allows users to transfer, visualize and edit medical image data. The award winning and market leading software concept provides medical images of different modalities for inter-departmental and hospital communication right after the images were taken.

RADIN group GmbH is a 100% daughter company of the Fuerth/Bavaria based SOHARD AG selling the RADIN product (including the OEM versions) via a world-wide network of international distribution partners. With more than 850 of its own installations and OEM versions of the software applications world-wide (July 2004), SOHARD is the global market leader.

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About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing solutions. Mercury's products play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the Company's systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury's systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, CT, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also provides radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications.

Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors. Visit Mercury on the web at

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