Vital Images, Inc. and Olea Medical Partner to Provide Integrated Thin-Client Advanced MR Solution

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MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company and leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis solutions for healthcare providers, and Olea Medical have partnered to provide integrated thin-client advanced neurological MR (Magnetic Resonance) solutions on Vital's VitreaAdvanced enterprise visualization software.

"Olea Medical's primary goal is to expand accessibility of its advanced neuro applications for patients' benefit worldwide," said Fayçal Djeridane, president and CEO at Olea Medical. "This partnership will serve as the foundation for providing a standardized platform for neuro MR studies, which enables more efficient patient care."

The partnership will enable access throughout a hospital enterprise to advanced neuro MR capabilities through VitreaAdvanced software. Olea solutions provide clinicians with the ability to compute real-time perfusion maps and review image series.

"Partnering with Olea supports Vital's commitment to providing easy access to advanced clinical tools from anywhere," said Erkan Akyuz, president of Vital Images. "Having access to advanced medical images is critical, particularly in neurological cases where time is of the essence. Enabling global access to an integrated neuro MR solution helps make that possible."

About Olea

Olea Medical designs and markets innovative perfusion imaging applications that significantly improve the diagnosis process. Olea Medical aims to become the leader in providing safe & accurate medical imaging software allowing physicians to make faster and improved diagnosis. PerfScape™ provides real-time computation of perfusion maps from raw MRI & CT data with unparalleled quality and accuracy. NeuroScape™ makes an instant multiparametric analysis of all series of images from scanners, and enables physicians to compute specific parameters required for an accurate diagnosis. Both PerfScape™ and NeuroScape™ are vendor agnostic and provide pathology-dedicated workflows. For more information about Olea Medical, please visit www.olea-medical.com.

About Vital

Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, 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. For more information, visit www.vitalimages.com.

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

www.vitalimages.com