The company’s unique and diversified approach reflects the changing market paradigms and capitalizes on its various growth areas.
"We’re honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2007 Product Line Strategy Leadership Award," said Marcelo Lima, President of Visage Imaging. "By cooperating with leading healthcare entities and OEMs, our professionals have developed innovative thin client and visualization products that provide the ultimate performance, true PACS integration, and ease of use, thus enabling our customers to deliver better healthcare. Visage Imaging’s product portfolio empowers the entire diagnostic imaging workflow with unmatched 2D, 3D, and 4D performance with advanced clinical applications, throughout the healthcare enterprise."
The Visage solution’s modularity helps enable both the image acquisition modalities and the image management IT systems for advanced visualization. This approach underlines the company’s efforts to push the boundaries of advanced visualization beyond radiology into greater healthcare enterprise and imaging IT infrastructure.
"Visage Imaging’s software-only technologies can be embedded in solutions for the end-user market, empowering imaging systems for the advent of advanced visualization and its increasing ubiquity across the continuum of care," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Nadim Daher. "At the same time, it is able to offer complete solutions to serve the end-user market directly."
Visage Imaging is using its new structure to expand its portfolio of products and services to international OEMs and clinical partners, while looking to take advantage of new technologies developed by smaller technology companies.
Its focus on software allows its solutions to benefit from the continuous advances being made in the IT industry to develop more powerful and cost-efficient CPU-based and GPU-based computing platforms. As these solutions are upgradeable, they will be ready for the imminent fusion of GPUs and CPUs, taking imaging informatics to the next level.
"The Visage CS Thin Client/Server product is an example of a key component of the imaging infrastructure that could enable cost-efficient, enterprise-wide access to advanced visualization," observes Daher. "Owing to the modularity of Visage Imaging’s portfolio, advanced visualization can be deployed through a PACS system already in place or through the company’s best-in-class PACS technology."
As reflected in its solutions portfolio, Visage Imaging expects a blending of image management technology. The company’s PACS partners can use its embedded systems to empower their solutions seamlessly with 3D imaging capabilities and develop in-house clinical applications.
"The strategic value of addressing the OEM market is further validated in light of the challenge posed by 3D imaging to the majority of smaller PACS vendors as they contemplate their next-generation systems to compete in the balkanized PACS industry," observes Daher. "The OEM sales channel is expected to constitute the fastest-growing revenue segment for independent vendors in the advanced visualization industry."
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About Visage Imaging
Visage Imaging, Inc. (visageimaging.com) designs and engineers clinical products that present its customers with the ability to overcome demanding market challenges and improve diagnostic results with accuracy and expedience. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc., Visage Imaging incorporates Mercury’s 20 years of technical expertise and deep knowledge of the science behind diagnostic applications into its practice. Visage Imaging leverages this experience to push the boundaries of what is possible within its domain.
Through collaborative learning, Visage Imaging has built a nimble, creative organization: one that is first to market with innovative 3D clinical applications, and offers best-in-class 3D products that are unique, reliable, and help its customers accelerate their own market innovation and clinical benefit.
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