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 News Release - September 11, 2008

TeraRecon Advances in Cardiac Imaging With Aquarius iNtuition(TM) at ASNC 2008

SAN MATEO, CA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Sep 11, 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(TM) platform, to be showcased at the upcoming American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA from September 11-14, 2008.

At ASNC 2008, the Aquarius iNtuition(TM) client-server will empower Nuclear Cardiologists to improve efficiency within their cardiac imaging portfolio. Multi-detector CT is rapidly evolving as a preferred imaging solution within Nuclear Cardiology. It is quick and non-invasive diagnostic test, however, it creates a tremendously large amount of data. The Aquarius iNtuition platform complements CT technology by providing the power and clinical tools necessary to arrive at an interpretation swiftly, and with confidence. TeraRecon understands the fundamental need for quick and accurate diagnoses and addresses this need by providing a workflow-oriented and comprehensive cardiac CT package that is "available anywhere" through your healthcare enterprise. The robust application includes calcium scoring, advanced vessel analysis, functional assessment, plaque analysis, and EP planning. This uniquely powerful architecture integrates seamlessly with cardiology PACS solutions, while delivering powerful decision support through automated preprocessing, advanced interpretation tools for the diagnosing physician, and simple yet richly interactive web-based distribution tools for disseminating the results of interpretation efficiently to their intended recipient.

TeraRecon's automated preprocessing system, AquariusAPS, automatically identifies and labels cardiac anatomy, and then performs automatic segmentation and centerline extraction, to prepare the examination for the speediest diagnostic interpretation. 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 clinical interpretation.

As an added benefit, the all thin-client Aquarius iNtuition solution allows access to multi-modality review of MR, Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT, Angio / Cath, US / Echo, CR and DR, from any networked PC, enterprise-wide, and even from the palm of your hand via AquariusWEB.

AquariusWEB delivers a simple user interface designed to facilitate a volumetric image review experience which requires no advanced training requirements. AquariusWEB is supported directly by modern web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari without requiring any installation or administrative privileges. No plug-in, Java or ActiveX controls are required. AquariusWEB allows volumetric and interactive Scenes to be reviewed by end users who would otherwise be prohibited access by institutional security policies that prevent the downloading or installing of software. The AquariusWEB viewer can also enable embedding of live, interactive Scenes into Electronic Medical Records and physician web portals. It is even possible to open and manipulate volumetric images on the iPhone.

"Aquarius iNtuition technology and the AquariusWEB viewer together provide a rich and meaningful service to the healthcare enterprise, while at the same time increasing interpretation efficiency for large volumetric examinations, enabling more advanced procedures such as Coronary CTA to be incorporated into the imaging portfolio of the nuclear cardiologist," said Robert Taylor, Ph.D., president and COO of TeraRecon. "Since we 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 cardiac CT imaging, and as such that it represents the best-in-class and most complete solution for interpretation and management of Cardiac CT studies."

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 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 Global headquarters in San Mateo, CA, and branch offices in Concord, MA; Tokyo, Japan; Osaka, Japan; and a new European Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

Source: TeraRecon

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