SOURCE: TeraRecon, Inc.

October 14, 2008 09:06 ET

TeraRecon's iNtuition™ Client-Server 3D Solution Delivers Comprehensive Cardiovascular and EVAR Image Management Throughout Your Healthcare Enterprise

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - TeraRecon, Inc. (, a leader in advanced image processing technology and 3D visualization solutions, today announced the release of new innovations in its flagship Aquarius iNtuition™ platform, to be showcased at the upcoming Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting in Washington, DC, October 12-17, 2008.

In celebrating twenty years of innovation, TCT has witnessed the evolution of the role of imaging technology in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. For years, catheter angiography has been the "gold standard" imaging modality of choice for cardiovascular and endovascular repair planning, however today, multi-detector CT has created a paradigm shift, creating an alternative, less-invasive imaging pathway. Multi-detector CT generates a large number of slice images, and TeraRecon's Aquarius iNtuition seamlessly transforms these slices into interactive 3D visualization of anatomy and morphology, supported by best-in-class measurement and interpretation tools. Automated software identifies coronary vasculature, quantifies stenotic disease, calculates coronary calcium burden, determines ventricular function and supports left atrium analysis. All this is delivered in a fast, simple and integrated package accessible anywhere throughout your enterprise via the company's industry-leading client-server technology. Streamlined and customer-tailored Workflow Templates speed the process of navigation through the dataset so that the physician can apply their time and concentration to the clinical interpretation of the studies.

"Imaging practices focused on cardiovascular intervention have very particular needs when it comes to interpretation software," said Robert Taylor, PhD, TeraRecon president and chief operating officer. "Multiple users require concurrent access to the full diagnostic tool set. 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."

Aquarius iNtuition also offers best-in-class interventional planning tools. "Accurate endograft planning is of paramount importance for procedural success," continued Dr Taylor. "iINtuition's endovascular tools provide an enhanced picture of the sometimes complex pathology." Aquarius iNtuition's endograft planning tools provide automated centerlines with anatomy ID labeling, easily-determined fixation points and appropriate measurements which are reported in the embedded thoracic and abdominal endograft templates for grafts from Cook, Medtronic, Gore, Bolton and Endologix. Post-operative evaluation can easily be achieved with customized 3D templates that can help identify endoleaks, aneurysm growth and the integrity of implanted devices.

Another unique feature of Aquarius iNtuition, is AquariusWEB, a browser-based viewer that delivers live, interactive, 3D reports to the interventionalists and surgeons who are the ultimate end-users of the imaging data. AquariusWEB gives the possibility to the physicians to simply open a URL link sent via an email or embedded in the patient record and have instant access to review and interact with the volumetric dataset. No plug-in or installation is required. AquariusWEB works on a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome, as well as Mac and Unix-based browsers. AquariusWEB also features a mobile edition compatible with the iPhone.

Dr. Taylor concludes, "TeraRecon's is the most powerful and widely-used client-server technology in the industry, and we are confident that Aquarius iNtuition offers unparalleled performance, functionality, and workflow integration in advanced visualization for cardiovascular imaging and endograft planning. As such, it represents the best-in-class and most complete solution for interpretation and management of cardiovascular disease and aneurysm repair."

About TeraRecon, Inc. (

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, European Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, and branch offices in Concord, MA; Tokyo, Japan; and Osaka, Japan.