Merge Healthcare to Showcase Newest RIS/PACS, Clinical Applications and Advanced Visualization Solutions at SIIM 2007



    
    - Advanced Fusion RIS/PACS MX(TM) represents highly optimized radiologist
      workspace

    - Clinical applications speed workflow and reinforce diagnostic
      capabilities
    

    MILWAUKEE, June 4 /CNW/ -- Merge Healthcare (Nasdaq:   MRGE; TSX: MRG), a
leading medical imaging software and services provider, will showcase its
recently released Fusion RIS/PACS MX imaging and information management
solution at Booth No.1317 at the annual meeting for the Society for Imaging
Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), June 7-10 in Providence, RI.  Fusion RIS/PACS
MX is a single workflow application that is relevant to the entire spectrum of
clinical and business needs for imaging centers, hospitals, physician
practices and specialty clinics.
    
    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030430/MRGELOGO )
    
    Merge Healthcare unveiled Fusion RIS/PACS MX in April 2007 as an imaging
informatics solution that moves beyond simple interfacing of RIS and PACS
applications. Fusion RIS/PACS MX combines the advantages of a RIS and a PACS
into a single business and clinical application with a uniquely optimized
radiologist workspace environment. Through the Patient Master Jacket, this
solution provides single-desktop access to all information and advanced tools
required for reading and reporting on an exam. With exam-driven workflow and a
single source of access to all patient information (including RIS data),
incidences of duplicate and missing data are greatly reduced. Customizable,
intuitive worklists and embedded tools, such as document management and
dictation, enhance every user's productivity and help imaging businesses
reduce report turnaround times.
    In addition to Fusion RIS/PACS MX, Merge Healthcare will showcase
standalone Fusion RIS MX(TM) and Fusion PACS MX(TM).
    
    -- Fusion RIS MX: A Radiology Information System (RIS) that streamlines
       and integrates information workflow, and automates traditional manual
       or paper methods related to scheduling, patient registration and
       tracking, document management and other mission-critical operational
       functions in a practice. Fusion RIS MX reduces administrative tasks,
       provides faster report turnaround, improves cash flow for the
       practice, and increases satisfaction of patients, referring physicians
       and employees.

    -- Fusion PACS MX: Fusion PACS MX is changing the way radiology images
       and image-related data are managed. MX incorporates a powerful new
       platform based on smart client technologies, an effortless user
       interface, and dynamic peer-to-peer communication tools - delivering a
       new level of efficiency and performance to radiologists, clinicians,
       and referring physicians. The Fusion PACS MX solution builds upon a
       robust user interface and incorporates storage applications to improve
       workflow.
    

    Merge Healthcare also will feature specialty clinical applications
including:
    
    -- Merge Mammo(TM) version 7.0: This multi-modality, vendor-neutral
       digital mammography workstation application enables display and
       reading of images from different systems simultaneously (digital
       mammography, ultrasound, MR, CR, etc.), and reading of all breast
       studies on a single workstation, regardless of which vendor's
       acquisition device obtains the images. Automation and customization
       features enable radiologists to read with the same throughput as
       hardcopy.

    -- Merge PET/CT(TM): This vendor-neutral workstation optimizes clinical
       effectiveness and maximizes workflow efficiency with easy-to-use
       controls for advanced PET/CT reading and streamlined reporting. Merge
       PET/CT incorporates reading tools such as 3D volume rendering and hot-
       spot scout, and reporting tools such as SUV (Standard Uptake Value)
       calculations and configurable colormaps. Workflow is enhanced with
       PACS-like layouts split across dual monitors in panoramic mode,
       allowing simultaneous review of CT, PET Corrected, PET Uncorrected,
       PET/CT Fused and MIP images. Rigid registration between images allows
       simultaneous navigation through all data sets.

    -- Merge Ortho(TM): This digital workstation solution helps orthopaedic
       specialists save time and improve clinical effectiveness in
       orthopaedic planning and diagnosis, including joint arthroplasty,
       trauma, and deformity corrections. Digital tools streamline workflow
       with image acquisition and manipulation (2D and 3D), advanced
       measurement options, implant selection, template placement and
       manipulation, surgical planning tools, image archiving, Web
       distribution and data mining. Merge Ortho(TM) includes libraries of
       digital orthopaedic templates from major prosthesis vendors.
    

    "Attendees at SIIM 2007 will see the results of our efforts to
collaborate with customers in defining the next generation of medical imaging
software," said Gary Bowers, President of Merge Healthcare North America.  "We
are pleased of our ongoing efforts with customers to refine existing products
and create novel, relevant solutions that address the urgent clinical and
business needs of today's imaging centers. A great example of that is our ROI,
Return on Investment tool, which is designed to provide imaging centers with
comprehensive details on their operational efficiency and how Merge Healthcare
solutions can improve our customers' productivity and profitability."

    Merge Healthcare is a leading medical imaging software and services
company. Our innovative software solutions use leading-edge imaging software
technologies that accelerate market delivery for our OEM customers, while our
end-user solutions improve our customers' productivity and enhance the quality
of patient care they provide. For additional information, visit our website at
www.mergehealthcare.com.

    All trademarks appearing in this release are the property of Cedara
Software Corp. and/or Merge Healthcare.





For further information:

For further information: Beth Frost-Johnson, Senior Vice President, 
Marketing, of Merge Healthcare, +1-414-977-4254, 
marketing@mergehealthcare.com Web Site: http://www.merge-efilm.com           
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