TeraRecon Inc. brought its new Aquarius iNtuition workflow architecture at the "Workstation Face-off" hosted by Stanford University's 9th Annual International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT in San Francisco this week. The 5th annual face-off challenges vendors of advanced 3D image processing technologies to demonstrate clinically-viable workflows on four challenging clinical cases, live before the symposium audience.
This year, the face-off included requirements to demonstrate thin-client technology compatible with enterprise-wide image management of large multi-detector CT examinations.
Dr. Christopher Herzog of the Red Cross Clinic in Munich, Germany, presenting for TeraRecon, was able to utilize a suite of tools in order to complete the assigned tasks within the allotted time, with decision support automatically provided, without human intervention required, courtesy of TeraRecon's AquariusAPS pre-processing architecture. The AquariusAPS pre-processing server was able to automatically segment bones and vessels from the CT scans provided, without any user interaction, automatically upon receipt of the data, while preparing centerlines of vessels and automatically detecting and labeling various elements of the anatomy presented.
"Certainly, a competent physician can get to the answer eventually on more or less any 3D workstation, but when 80 percent of the routine work is done for you before you even open the case, it's a great benefit that allows us to focus precious time on clinical interpretation, rather than struggling to prepare the case to a presentable form,” said Herzog. “The iNtuition architecture demonstrated at the Stanford Symposium this year is definitely a significant step forward in the right direction, as far as optimization of physician time is concerned."