Vital Images Introduces New Universal Viewer at the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting

VitreaView* to Provide a Single Source for Viewing Disparate Imaging Data

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| Source: Vital Images, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS, June 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Images, Inc. (Nasdaq:VTAL), a leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis solutions for healthcare providers, introduces VitreaView, a universal viewer that provides uniform access to patient imaging and is accessible through the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Health Information Exchange (HIE).

VitreaView provides a central view of patient image history, which means that image data can be received from disparate databases and then viewed through one universal viewer. This addresses physicians' need for increased access to imaging data, standardization and improved collaboration capabilities. With VitreaView users can view DICOM and non-DICOM images, review 2D multi-modality data, access basic review tools, perform comparative reviews and do a historical search of data.

"We are very excited to introduce a universal viewer to our product suite," said David Hilderbrand, senior director of New Business Technology at Vital Images. "VitreaView simplifies the complexities of viewing disparate imaging data, which in turn helps improve efficiencies across a healthcare enterprise."

Built for easy deployment, VitreaView's software-only platform is browser and operating system independent. In addition, it is designed to leverage scalable, fault tolerant, and virtualizable off-the-shelf servers in existing data centers.

*510(k) Pending: not available for sale in the U.S.

About Vital Images

Vital Images, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis software for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's software provides users productivity and communication tools to improve patient care that can be accessed throughout the enterprise anytime, anywhere via the Web. Established in 1988 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Vital Images also has offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.vitalimages.com.

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AT VITAL IMAGES:
Nichole Gerszewski
(952) 487-9647

www.vitalimages.com