Mercury Computer Systems Forms Clinical Advisory Board for Life Sciences

11/29/2005 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the establishment of the Mercury Clinical Advisory Board, which will assist in directing the Company's product development strategies in the Life Sciences group, and in breaking new ground in technology innovations that will help drive the future of image understanding in the medical realm. The announcement was made at the 91st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

The Mercury Clinical Advisory will assist in directing the Company's product development strategies in the Life Sciences group, and in breaking new ground in technology innovations that will help drive the future of image understanding in the medical realm. The first appointed member is Board Chairman Keith Dreyer, M.D., Ph.D., Vice-Chairman of Radiology - Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School.

An example of such innovation is the Mercury Visage(TM) product family, which includes volume-rendering and reconstruction embedded software components for accelerated 3D visualization of medical image data. It also includes a fully customizable turnkey medical imaging workstation system, as well as an innovative thin client/server architecture that provides all the capabilities of the advanced Mercury software anywhere in the enterprise. Each product within the family will be architected for 3D to the Core functionality, to provide a fully integrated, seamless workflow solution spanning the entire medical image management and 3D visualization process.

The first appointed member of the Mercury Clinical Advisory Board is Board Chairman Keith Dreyer, M.D., Ph.D. Additional Board members will be announced in the near future. Eliot Siegel, M.D., serves as R&D advisor to the Board.

"The Mercury Clinical Advisory Board will provide us guidance in the evolution of the advanced clinical applications for the diagnostic imaging and PACS markets, at both the workstation and enterprise server level," said Marcelo Lima, Vice President of Commercial Imaging and Visualization at Mercury. "We are honored to have Drs. Dreyer and Siegel to support our efforts, and we look forward to extending the membership with individuals who complement their combined expertise and insight."

Keith Dreyer, M.D., Ph.D. is the Vice-Chairman of Radiology - Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dreyer has held several board, committee and editorial positions for top-tier radiological societies including the ACR, ARRS, RSNA and SCAR, and serves as medical advisor and consultant for more than a dozen global healthcare corporations. He has authored numerous books, papers, and lectures worldwide on PACS (picture archiving and communication systems), distributed medical imaging, web image distribution, image-enabled electronic medical records, medical informatics, natural language processing, advanced visualization, and voice recognition and decision support.

Eliot Siegel, M.D. is Professor and Vice Chair (Information Systems), Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. He will work with the Visage CS Thin Client/Server and will contribute to Mercury's R&D efforts in the area of medical imaging. Dr. Siegel is an internationally known authority in the area of diagnostic imaging, PACS, and imaging informatics, has lectured worldwide and is a widely sought advisor to a multitude of global healthcare companies in the medical imaging and PACS domains. He holds memberships, serves on organizing committees, and is on the board of many professional organizations such as RSNA, SCAR, SPIE, Association of University Radiologists, American Roentgen Ray Society, American College of Radiology, and others.

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.

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