Mercury Computer Debuts RADIN 3.2 PACS with Integrated Failover Mechanism

7/28/2005 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the availability of RADIN 3.2, its web-based picture archiving and communications system (PACS). RADIN 3.2 features a failover mechanism that significantly raises the availability of the system and minimizes downtime. The RADIN failover cluster allows the assignment of individual functionalities to specific tasks that are handled by specified servers in the cluster. As a result, RADIN online can run on one server while the data base and RADIN archive run on another server. If one of the computers in the cluster goes down, another computer will assume all the tasks from the failed node. Further, service packs can be installed without downtime, considerably minimizing administration costs.

Additionally, RADIN 3.2 permits users whose radiology information system (RIS) doesn’t offer worklist support, to use the RADIN worklist server functionality. The worklist contains patient data, medical data, such as the examination description and all the examinations performed. The RIS communicates the current worklist to the RADIN server by means of an open and flexible data base interface. The modalities request the data via DICOM Standard and process the pending tasks. A Modality Performed Procedure Step (MPPS) manager has also been integrated in RADIN 3.2. Via MPPS, the modality can communicate the status of the processed and pending examinations with all of the necessary information to the RADIN server which transmits it to the RIS. In addition, so-called "Structured Reports" from the RIS system can be handled and displayed in the new version.

Moreover, the support of different layouts for high-resolution monitors has been expanded, offering three different layouts with various text and symbol sizes from one-megapixel to five-megapixel monitors. Finally, the RADIN archive will allow lossless compression in order to save archiving space.

"With RADIN 3.2 we are providing our OEM partners and customers with a system for medical image management that surpasses the former version in security and efficiency," said Oliver Lehner, worldwide sales and marketing director for the RADIN product line. "To simplify the reporting of medical images with RADIN in the future, the high-end reporting workstation RADIN Pro will be integrated with the RADIN server. Doctors and radiologists report the images in the workstation. The results will automatically be saved to the central database and are then immediately available for further use within the hospital. The RADIN Pro workstation permits the flexible arrangement of the images that are to be reviewed via individual Hanging Protocols." The standard configurations recommended by RADIN Pro can be adapted to the requirements of the specific user.

RADIN is a web-based image information system that enables the transmission, visualization, processing and archiving of image data. The award-winning and market-leading software allows medical images from different modalities to be available immediately for communication between departments within the hospital enterprise and remote clinics. Further information is available at

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 computer systems. 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, 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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