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TeraRecon Will Showcase a Comprehensive CT Colonography Package at the 9th International Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy October 27-29, 2008(October 27, 2008)
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/27/08 -- TeraRecon, Inc. (www.terarecon.com), a leader in advanced image processing technology and 3D visualization solutions, today announced highlights to their comprehensive CT Colon package that will be showcased at the 9th International Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy to be held on October 27-29, 2008 in Boston, MA.
The New England Journal of Medicine, in September 2008, published results from the recent National CT Colonography (CTC) multi-center trial. The study, conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) at 15 centers across the U.S, showed very comparable results as compared to the gold standard screening method of Optical Colonoscopy (OC). The study compared primary CTC screening with OC screening in 2,531 adults and found that primary CTC when used to screen asymptomatic patients has 90% sensitivity for polyps 10mm or larger.
With these very encouraging results, clinicians can feel much more comfortable utilizing less invasive advanced visualization methods. TeraRecon's 3D solution delivers a comprehensive CT Colon package that features all the tools necessary for confidence in diagnosis. The robust application provides automated segmentation and centerline generation for endoscopic evaluation. Also included are supine and prone study synchronization, rear-view mirror view, 100% visualization verification and single click polyp identification. An optional Spherefinder module automatically highlights regions of potential interest. The clinical application also supports iCAD or MedicSight Computer Assisted Detection (CAD) software that automatically identifies colon polyps and provides the clinical end-user with the ability to perform "concurrent" or "secondary reads" that can aid in the interpretation process. A powerful integrated reporting feature completes the interpretation process, producing reports which can be stored as a DICOM object and distributed to PACS.
Robert Taylor, president and COO of TeraRecon, states, "We fundamentally understand that efficiency in the workplace needs to begin with having the right clinical tools and applications in the hands of clinicians where and when they need them. With our best-in-class client-server iNtuition(TM) technology, we will have the capability of placing the CT Colonography package at the fingertips of physicians who are directly tasked with achieving the optimal clinical diagnosis."
Aquarius iNtuition addresses image management and workflow needs over any enterprise network. In this era of tightly controlled healthcare costs, TeraRecon believes the client-server solution offers the optimal value without sacrificing performance or functionality. iNtuition brings necessary tools to everyone involved in the patient care cycle to achieve an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan quickly and efficiently. Each stakeholder along the imaging pathway can have access to the data in their own environment and customize their own workflow to achieve success. Architecturally speaking, the iNtuition platform offers flexibility, scalability and affordability, allowing imaging practitioners to design and deploy a solution uniquely suited to their specific needs in terms of rendering capacity and number of users.
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.
Aquarius iNtuition is designed to bridge the clinical workflow and dataflow gaps between image acquisition, post-processing, interpretation and diagnosis and is uniquely capable of delivering best-in-class advanced visualization capabilities throughout an entire healthcare enterprise.
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 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 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.
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