SOURCE: TeraRecon, Inc.

March 09, 2008 16:51 ET

TeraRecon Touches the Enterprise With iNtuition™ in Vienna

VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2008) - TeraRecon, Inc. (www.terarecon.com), a leader in advanced imaging processing technology and 3D visualization solutions, was the only company to achieve "Workstation Face-off" tasks using client-server technology at the 2008 European Congress of Radiology, held in Vienna, Austria, and at the same time, the only company to demonstrate technology for enterprise-friendly, browser-based, wide distribution of interactive 3D results.

The workstation face-off challenged all major vendors of advanced 3D image processing technologies to demonstrate quantitative analysis and interpretation on two challenging clinical cases, including a Cardiac CT examination and a CT Colon examination, within specific time limits. Operating Aquarius iNtuition for TeraRecon, Dr. Christopher Herzog, Chief of Radiology at the Red Cross Clinic in Munich, Germany, demonstrated consistent measurements leading to the same clinical outcome as all other vendors' products except one, and was the only face-off participant to utilize thin-client advanced visualization technology for the challenge. TeraRecon's evaluation of the CT Colon examination also featured the fewest number of false-positive findings related to automatic detection.

All other participants used the stand-alone, thick-client workstations provided with the major CT modalities available for purchase today, while TeraRecon demonstrated its iNtuitive full cardiac workflow using the new Aquarius iNtuition client software to complete all tasks in less than 3/4 of the available time, allowing demonstration of delivery of the results as an interactive, HIPAA-compliant, browser-based package utilizing only JavaScript technology, and hence deliverable to a very wide number of recipients in the healthcare enterprise without requiring any administrative privileges on the client side to access this review tool. This ability to deliver such an interactive 3D package with key findings and relevant images is unique to TeraRecon and received much interest at the ECR meeting after demonstration during the face-off.

"It is an indication that advanced visualization has truly come of age, since it is no longer enough simply to provide rapid and accurate interpretation tools for large multi-slice MDCT examinations," said Robert Taylor, Ph.D., president and chief operating officer of TeraRecon. "Today, it is really necessary to provide ubiquitous access to the interpretation tools without any compromise on performance or functionality, and to further provide viable technologies to distribute the results of such interpretation to the downstream users of CT technology -- referring physicians, surgeons, and ultimately, the patients themselves in the context of a consultation with their physician. The Aquarius iNtuition client-server technology demonstrated so effectively at the ECR face-off yesterday clearly sets TeraRecon apart from the competition both in the company's commitment to enterprise-wide solutions for advanced visualization, and the maturity and capability of the company's technology. This meeting has also clearly demonstrated the relevance of this interpretation paradigm in the context of European radiology and we look forward to continuing development of these technologies as they are adopted more widely in European healthcare institutions and beyond."

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 & Sullivan awards and selected by KLAS as the top 3D vendor in the 2007 mid-year survey, 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 has 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 hardware engines. TeraRecon is a fast growing, privately held company with headquarters in San Mateo, CA, and branch offices in Concord, MA; Tokyo, Japan; Osaka, Japan; and Trondheim, Norway.