Mercury Computer Systems announces ExamineRT Server/Thin Client solution for 3D imaging in PACS

Orlando 03 June 2005Mercury Computer Systems Inc. has launched its innovative software for advanced volume rendering and 3D visualization for PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications Systems) OEMS, during the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The Mercury ExamineRT Server/Thin Client provides a centralized, scalable, clustered server architecture that fits within existing PACS frameworks to seamlessly unite installed legacy systems across multiple platforms. Enabling a dramatic increase in 3D work flow speed, the ExamineRT Server/Thin Client also reduces development costs as well as time to market for PACS OEMs.


"The Mercury ExamineRT Server/Thin Client solution is designed to minimize reliance on expensive 3D workstations, which add complexity to the existing PACS work flows", stated Marcelo Lima, vice president of Life Sciences, Imaging and Visualization Solutions, Mercury Computer Systems. "We enable a truly integrated work flow with existing PCs and notebook computers throughout the hospital enterprise."

The ExamineRT Server/Thin Client provides full volume rendering and 3D workstation capabilities on thin clients anywhere in the hospital enterprise, enabling them to act as fully functional medical workstations. All medical image data processing and visualization is performed on the server, and the output, or screens, are streamed to the thin client via a standard network connection.

Mercury's end-to-end imaging solutions empower today's PACS system designers, with turnkey applications, embedded software and hardware components, and professional services that include integration, consulting, and training. Mercury's products can be customized to OEM requirements, including branding and custom user interfaces, for a flawless fit to the "look and feel" of the PACS framework.

Mercury demonstrated its 3D imaging and visualization software and systems solutions, including the ExamineRT Server/Thin Client, Examine RT workstation, VisageRT Volume Rendering plug-in, and 3D-enabled digital mammography in co-operation with Massachusetts General Hospital at SCAR.

Mercury Computer Systems Inc. is aleading 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.

Leslie Versweyveld

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