Mercury Introduces Visage 3D to the Core Medical Imaging Solutions

11/28/2005 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced that it has architected its entire medical OEM product line to be 3D to the Core — a revolutionary new platform designed to empower the transformation of the diagnostic workflow to fully integrated, seamless 3D visualization. The VisageTM imaging and visualization software and solutions will be showcased at the 91st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Illinois November 27 through December 1.

3D to the Core – 3D Throughout the Workflow
The diagnostic workflow is now confronting an explosion of data. Conventional two-dimensional diagnostic techniques and the PACS (picture archiving and communications systems) that were designed to support them are becoming obsolete. Mercury’s entire Visage imaging product line for medical OEMs has been architected to bring 3D imaging to the core of the workflow. This innovative platform accelerates the processing of images and opens the way for new levels of productivity and efficiency. Mercury acquisition and reconstruction technologies deliver orders-of-magnitude reduction in reconstruction time over existing technologies, helping to ensure that the reconstruction process does not become the throughput bottleneck in the diagnostic workflow.

The Visage CS Thin Client/Server solution expands 3D viewing capabilities to multiple users everywhere in the hospital and at remote sites, using existing PCs and laptops. This thin client/server approach is both cost-effective and empowering, because it plugs seamlessly into legacy hospital IT systems and eliminates reliance on a few, expensive 3D workstations. "As part of this re-architecting, we have renamed our products with a unified brand: Visage," said Marcelo Lima, Vice President of Commercial Imaging and Visualization, Mercury Computer Systems. "Visage represents one highly integrated family of technologies, products, and solutions across the diagnostic workflow, designed from the ground up to empower 3D to the core."

The Mercury Visage product line enables a revolutionary 3D transformation throughout the medical imaging workflow:

Mercury will hold demonstrations of its Visage 3D to the Core imaging and visualization software and systems solutions, including the Visage WS Workstation, Visage CS Thin Client/Server, Visage VR Volume Rendering, Visage RT Image Reconstruction, and Visage PACs. Mercury will also demonstrate CT image reconstruction on the Cell Broadband EngineTM processor. The most powerful multicomputer on a chip, the Cell BE processor enables orders-of-magnitude faster processing for high-performance applications in medical imaging.

Visit Mercury in the South Building, Hall A, Section 3, Booth #1912 at RSNA November 27 through December 1. Or go online to for more information on Mercury’s 3D to the Core imaging solutions, and to view the CT image reconstruction demo using the Cell BE processor.

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 solutions 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, 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.

Visage is a trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Cell Broadband Engine is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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