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TeraRecon Empowers Clinicians to Reach for New Heights in Diagnosis and Management of Vascular and Cardiovascular Disease With Aquarius iNtuition at the VEITH Symposium 2008(November 19, 2008)
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/08 -- TeraRecon, Inc. (www.terarecon.com), a leading provider of advanced visualization software, today announced new innovations in the cardiovascular and vascular clinical applications for its Aquarius iNtuition(TM) advanced visualization solution that will be showcased at the upcoming VEITH symposium on November 19-23, 2008 in New York City, NY.
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is the 13th-leading cause of death in the US, causing an estimated 15,000 deaths per years according to eMedicine (1). Diagnosis and treatment planning is crucial to detection and treatment of this disease. TeraRecon Aquarius best-in-class client server technology provides robust and industry-leading clinical tools that aid the clinician in achieving a comprehensive diagnosis and accurate treatment planning strategies.
"Vascular and cardiovascular intervention have very particular needs when it comes to advanced visualization software," says Robert Taylor, PhD, TeraRecon president and chief operating officer. "Apart from primary diagnostic requirements, detailed and precise 3D measurements are often required to plan intervention, and very often, multiple users require concurrent access to the full set of measurement and visualization tools. 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 vascular disease."
Aquarius iNtuition provides a complete cardiovascular analysis solution. Automated software identifies vasculature, quantifies stenotic and aneurysmal disease, calculates calcium burden, and supports detailed measurement of vessel dimensions and relative locations. 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.
Aquarius iNtuition also offers best-in-class planning tools for endovascular intervention, especially for aortic repair. "To date, TeraRecon systems have been applied successfully in the planning of hundreds of fenestrated / branch endograft procedures globally," says Dr. Taylor. The EVAR planning tools in question provide automated centerlines of the vasculature with Anatomy ID labeling, easily determined fixation points and appropriate measurements. All these are then 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 3-D templates that can help identify endoleaks, aneurysm growth and the integrity of implanted devices.
Another unique feature of Aquarius iNtuition, is portability. The company offers a fully self-contained laptop version of the Aquarius solution, as well as 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, Safari or Chrome, as well as Unix-based browsers. AquariusWEB also features a mobile edition compatible with the iPhone.
Dr. Taylor concludes, "Since we possess and utilize the most powerful and widely used client-server technology in the industry, we are confident that Aquarius iNtuition offers unparalleled performance, functionality, and workflow integration for advanced endograft planning, and as such that it represents the best-in-class and most complete solution for interpretation and management of vascular and cardiovascular disease."
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.
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