TeraRecon at the annual meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) showcased its latest iteration of Aquarius iNtuition (4.4) software, with a special emphasis on low-dose scanning strategies.
If the software is capable of processing low-dose scans, then high-dose scans are not required, so the software itself has a direct impact on reduction of patient dose, Robert Taylor, PhD, TeraRecon’s president and CEO, told Cardiovascular Business News.
Our software has been designed to work with lower-dose scans, which are inherently noisier, to find the centerlines, vessel walls and ventricle boundaries for cardiac function. We have some experience that our software does a better job than competitive software, such that if the competitor’s 3D software is used, a higher dose scan is required to obtain an evaluable study, Taylor said.
iNtuition 4.4 aids physicians with remote access to cardiovascular clinical tools, automation features and reading workflows.
To achieve enhanced compliance with the recently-released SCCT reporting guidelines for interpreting and reporting Coronary CTA the company has augmented the workflow and reporting capabilities of its 4.4 software.