TeraRecon Looks Into the Heart With iNtuition(TM) at SCCT 2008

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TeraRecon, Inc.

2008-07-17 18:19:00

TeraRecon Looks Into the Heart With iNtuitionTM at SCCT 2008

SAN MATEO, CA–(EMWNews – July 17, 2008) – TeraRecon, Inc. (www.terarecon.com), a

leading provider of advanced cardiac CT interpretation software, today

announced new innovations for its Aquarius iNtuition™ suite of advanced

visualization offerings to be showcased at the Third Annual Scientific

Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography in Orlando,

FL, held from July 17-20, 2008.

At SCCT 2008, Cardiac CT professionals seeking “anytime, anywhere” access

to the most advanced and powerful tools for cardiac CT interpretation will

be introduced to TeraRecon’s Aquarius iNtuition™ platform. Aquarius

iNtuition™ delivers best-in-class advanced interpretation tools to any

PC via the company’s industry-leading client-server technology, with

particular emphasis on fast interpretation of coronary anatomy and

morphology, quantification of stenotic disease, calculation of coronary

calcium burden, ventricular function and left atrium analysis, all

delivered in a fast, simple and integrated package accessible from multiple

desktop or laptop computers at the same time.

“Imaging practices focused on Cardiac CT have very particular needs when it

comes to interpretation software,” said Robert Taylor, Ph.D., TeraRecon

president and chief operating officer. “Studies are several times larger

than typical radiology examinations, and multiple users require concurrent

access to the full diagnostic tool set, but via an affordable and flexible

licensing model. In addition, distribution of interactive 3D results to

referring physicians is a powerful aid to demonstrating the value and

convenience of CT technology as a complement to existing diagnostic

paradigms in cardiology.”

To this end, the AquariusNET iNtuition server can now be configured to

support a fixed number of users, each able to access large cardiovascular

studies and the full suite of cardiovascular analysis tools. The server

also includes the AquariusWEB viewer which allows a simple web link (“URL”)

to be sent to a referring physician via e-mail or embedded in a report.

Upon clicking on that link, the physician is taken to a secure page where

they can interact directly with key 2D, 3D or vascular analysis views that

the interpreting physician selected to illustrate the findings. An

interactive 3D experience is provided directly through the web browser,

using only standard browser technology, requiring no download, installation

of plugins, or administrative privileges on the physician’s computer. If

you can access Internet-based map resources, you can almost certainly

utilize the AquariusWEB viewer with ease and simplicity.

At the June 2008 ACCF/SCCT Coronary CTA Practicum held in Washington, D.C.,

SCCT president Michael Poon, M.D., F.A.C.C, moderated a hands-on session

with 25 participants concurrently using the Aquarius iNtuition™

software, which he described as “a ground-breaking advancement in Cardiac

CT post-processing that offers an intuitive and comprehensive analysis of

Cardiac CTA data through a web-based environment that greatly streamlines

the workflow of practicing Cardiac CTA specialists.”

“With the AquariusNET iNtuition server, TeraRecon offers the highest

single-server capacity available on the market today for the largest number

of concurrent users accessing the largest CT examinations with all cardiac

tools available,” said Dr Taylor. “This is a direct and important benefit

afforded by TeraRecon’s unique technology platform, which, despite many

attempts, no inferior GPU- or CPU-based solution has been able to match.”

About TeraRecon, Inc. (www.terarecon.com)

TeraRecon Inc., a leader in advanced image processing and 3D visualization

techniques, provides advanced imaging systems for medical and other

visualization applications based on its unique and patented image

processing technologies. A four-time winner of Frost and Sullivan awards,

the company has developed a leading portfolio of products that advance the

performance, quality, functionality, and integration of image processing

and 3D visualization systems. Founded in 1997, TeraRecon developed a unique

family of powerful processors that are used in its real-time,

enterprise-wide image processing solutions and real-time 3D volume

rendering engines. TeraRecon is a privately held company with global

headquarters in San Mateo, CA, and branch offices in Concord, MA; Tokyo,

Japan; Osaka, Japan; and European Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.