updated 4/21/2011 1:17:55 PM ET 2011-04-21T17:17:55

MINNEAPOLIS, April 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Images, Inc. (Nasdaq:VTAL), a leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis solutions, will host a live webcast of its first quarter earnings conference call on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET). The company will issue an earnings news release on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, after close of market.

Michael H. Carrel, president and chief executive officer, and Peter J. Goepfrich, chief financial officer, will recap the first quarter and discuss the company's outlook for the remainder of 2011. To access the webcast, go to the Investors portion of the company's website, www.vitalimages.com , and click on the webcast link. The webcast replay will be available beginning at 1 p.m. CT on Thursday, May 5.

If you wish to listen to an audio replay of the conference call, dial (888) 203-1112 and enter passcode 9657091. The audio replay will be available beginning at 1 p.m. CT on Thursday, May 5, 2011, through 5 p.m. CT on Thursday, May 19, 2011.

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 .

Vital Images® and Vitrea® are registered trademarks of Vital Images, Inc. Vital Images disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

The Vital Images, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5843

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are intended to enjoy the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by that Act. These statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause results to differ materially from those projected, including but not limited to dependence on market growth, challenges associated with international expansion, the ability to predict product, customer and geographic sales mix, fluctuations in interest rates, regulatory approvals, the timely introduction, availability and acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on major customers, the ability to successfully manage operating costs, fluctuations in quarterly results, approval of products for reimbursement and the level of reimbursement, and other factors detailed from time to time in Vital Images' SEC reports, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010. Vital Images encourages you to consider all of these risks, uncertainties and other factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained in this release. As a result of these matters, changes in facts, assumptions not being realized or other circumstances, the company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results discussed in the forward-looking statements contained in this release. The forward-looking statements made in this release are made only as of the date of this release, and the company undertakes no obligation to update them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

CONTACT: AT VITAL IMAGES:
         Peter J. Goepfrich
         Chief Financial Officer
         (952) 487-9500
         www.vitalimages.com
         
         AT PADILLA SPEER BEARDSLEY:
         Nancy A. Johnson, (612) 455-1745
         Marian Briggs, (612) 455-1742
         njohnson@psbpr.com / mbriggs@psbpr.com

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