ECR: TeraRecon highlights quantitative imaging
TeraRecon released version 4.4.7 of its iNtuition enterprise image management system with enhanced support for interoperability and quantitative imaging at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) meeting, held in Vienna, March 2-5.

iNtuition quantitative imaging tools include lobular decomposition, volumetric histogram, integrating quantitative metadata and iNtuitionEMV

Lobular decomposition is an analysis and segmentation tool. For any structure or organ region which is intertwined with a tree-like structure this tool allows the user to select the volume of interest, as well as the trees related to it, and partition the volume into lobes or territories which are most proximal to the tree or any specific sub-branch thereof. This tool has potential research applications in analysis of the liver, lung, heart and various other organs and pathological structures, according to Forest City, Calif.-based TeraRecon.

Volumetric histogram supports analysis of a given volume of interest based on partition of the constituent voxels into populations of different intensity or density ranges. This can be used, for example, to support research into disease processes such as cancer or emphysema.

Measurements and other quantitative results obtained with iNtuition can be reported, tracked, stored and later mined. To facilitate integration of these results into the informatics workflow, iNtuition offers a structured measurement protocol feature to support the export of quantitative metadata into other systems, such as voice recognition and reporting software from M*Modal and Nuance Communications.

iNtuitionEMV is a multi-modality, browser-based viewer designed to integrate with other healthcare informatics systems such as EMR, RIS, PACS, vendor neutral archives, hospital information systems and mobile platforms.