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AZ Sint-Lucas Hospital Installs New FUSION PACS(TM) System Integrated Solution for Digital Imaging From Merge Healthcare

    Milwaukee and Toronto (ots/PRNewswire) - Cedara, a Merge Healthcare company (Nasdaq: MRGE), and a leading  independent developer of medical software technologies for the global  healthcare market, and their Distributor in the Benelux, ImaXperts BV, have finalized the installation of a new FUSION PACS(TM) for the AZ Sint-Lucas  Hospital in Gent, Belgium. The FUSION PACS(TM) system from Merge Healthcare  transforms the process of taking imaging pictures and printing them on film  to a filmless digital environment where images are read and reports are  created on computer workstations. This new solution will allow the radiology  department at both the Sint-Lucas and Volkskliniek locations to optimize  their workflow and integrate with the overall MEDLUCAS EPR. In addition, images and reports can be sent quickly to referring physicians via the  Internet.

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    "The FUSION PACS system is an important component of our overall plan to create complete electronic patient information," says Dr. F. Delens, chair of the ten-member radiologist team. "We are thrilled to have a solution in place that will replace the time and cost of moving films through our hospitals with a faster and more precise digital system. We believe the FUSION PACS(TM) solution from Merge Healthcare will enhance our relationships with referring physicians and overall patient satisfaction."

    The FUSION PACS(TM) solution was brought to AZ Sint-Lucas by ImaXperts BV, a Dutch distributor specializing in digital imaging. ImaXperts worked closely with Dr. Delens and the staff at AZ Sint-Lucas to create the solution that best fit their needs. "We were delighted to work with AZ Sint-Lucas," says Wim Schuur of ImaXperts BV. "We believe the FUSION PACS(TM) system from Merge Healthcare will help them achieve their ambitious goals for electronic patient information solutions and increased clinical effectiveness. The implementation time of three months for a hospital this size is a top achievement."

    About AZ Sint-Lucas

    AZ Sint-Lucas is a healthcare system located in the center of Gent, Belgium. The two sites have 833 beds, as well as 64 beds for daycare. The AZ Sint-Lucas system covers approximately 35% of the inhabitants of Gent and a large area of Oost Vlaanderen.

    About ImaXperts BV

    ImaXperts BV is a Dutch company specialized in digital medical imaging solutions. ImaXperts BV offers PACS, DR, CR, MRI and Digital Mammography to the BeNeLux market. More information at .

    About Merge Healthcare

    Merge Healthcare is a market leader in the development and delivery of medical imaging and information management software and services. With over twenty years of leadership in the medical imaging and healthcare information technology markets, Merge Healthcare provides innovative solutions for both OEM and the end-user healthcare markets. We custom engineer clinical and imaging applications and development tools that are on the forefront of medicine and its use of medical imaging for OEM and international customers. We develop innovative medical imaging software solutions that support end-to-end business and clinical workflow for radiology department and specialty practices, imaging centers and hospitals. 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. More information is available at .

    About Cedara

    Cedara is a Merge Healthcare company focused on the development of custom engineered software applications and development tools for the medical imaging OEM and International markets. Cedara software is deployed in hospitals and clinics worldwide and is licensed by many of the world's leading medical device and healthcare information technology companies. Cedara technologies and expertise span all the major digital imaging modalities including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, echo-cardiology, angiography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and fluoroscopy. Cedara medical imaging offerings are used in all aspects of clinical imaging workflow including the capture of a patient's digital image; the archiving, communication and manipulation of digital images; sophisticated clinical applications to analyze digital images; and the use of imaging in minimally-invasive surgery. More information is available at .

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