Vital Images Releases Vitrea Enterprise Suite 1.3

MINNEAPOLIS, Jun 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Vital Images, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTAL), a leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis software, announced immediate availability of Vitrea(R) Enterprise Suite 1.3 with new clinical capabilities including adult and pediatric cardiac applications, and an enriched set of workflow tools. Less than six months after releasing the company’s 1.2 version, Vital Images builds upon Vitrea Enterprise Suite’s reliability and ease of use via the web in a true thin client solution.

New applications include cardiac multi-chamber analysis with adult and pediatric options that automate atrial and ventricular chamber analysis and leverage low dose CT scanning protocols. Clinical enhancements to cardiac structural analysis tools, Vessel Probe and Vessel Walk, allow easy navigation through complex cardiovascular anatomy. A host of additional workflow features make it easier to review CT and MR scans, while a new edge-detecting contouring tool, single-click volume segmentation and improved report access streamline case reviews and enhance communication between clinicians.

Vitrea Enterprise Suite 1.3 also now enables web-based access to MeVis VisiaTM CT Lung, the first clinically validated CAD system for chest CT. MeVis’ patented CAD technology platform seamlessly integrates within Vital Images’ optimized reading workflow. In addition, Medicsight(TM) ColonCAD integration and a new myocardial perfusion application are available outside the United States.

"Vitrea Enterprise Suite is designed to make complex, imaging-based clinical information simple so clinicians can make fast, effective decisions that improve patient lives. We are committed to continually providing software improvements that increase efficiency and improve patient diagnosis and outcomes," said Erkan Akyuz, Executive Vice President Product Strategy and Development, Vital Images. "The new cardiac capabilities and the introduction of pediatric functionality take advantage of Vitrea Enterprise Suite’s robust, scalable, thin client architecture which serves as the foundation for these exciting features and enables innovative product development."

About Vitrea(R)
The Vitrea(R) product line from Vital Images is the winner of numerous industry awards including the "Best New Radiology Software" in 2009 from Aunt Minnie for Vitrea Enterprise Suite (VES). VES is a premier package of advanced visualization tools, clinical applications and data management systems that produce 3D and 4D images to show anatomical structures and physiological function using CT (computed tomography) and MR (magnetic resonance) image data, supplying information to foster more informed clinical decisions during analysis and treatment planning processes. Vitrea fX is designed specifically for the Toshiba AquilionONE(R) CT scanner. The Vitrea line includes advanced visualization solutions and clinical applications for seamless integration into PACS as well as tools that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

About Vital Images
Vital Images, Inc. is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company’s sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the Web, anytime, anywhere to improve patient diagnosis and outcomes. Vitrea(R) software is utilized at more than 4,000 hospitals in over 80 countries. Established in 1988 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Vital Images also has offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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SOURCE: Undedited Vital Images Press Release