Mercury Computer Systems selected by Philips Medical Systems for digital X-ray

Chelmsford 23 June 2000Mercury Computer Systems Inc., a leading provider of embedded real time digital and signal processing systems, has been selected by Philips Medical Systems to be designed into their digital X-ray systems. Philips Medical Systems is a full-service supplier of diagnostic imaging systems, which incorporates advanced digital X-ray, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance (MR), ultrasound, and PACS technologies to provide the information necessary for effective patient management.


"Philips' developments are at the forefront of medical imaging technology", stated Jay Bertelli, president and CEO, Mercury Computer Systems. "Applying Mercury's advanced signal and image processing systems to these developments will further increase throughput and effectiveness of medical procedures."

Digital X-ray systems use an electronic detector to capture clinical images in digital form. This allows for digital processing, display, storage, and network-based communication of the information, offering the potential for increased outcome, optimised work flow and enhanced productivity.

Mercury Computer Systems Inc. is the leading independent producer of high performance embedded, real time digital signal and image processing computer systems which transform sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. Mercury's products play a critical role in a wide range of defence electronics and medical imaging applications. In air-, sea-, and land-based military platforms, these systems process real time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data.

Mercury's systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic devices, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and the rapidly growing field of digital X-ray. Based in Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe, and Asia through a vast network of subsidiaries and distributors.

Leslie Versweyveld

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