Workstation automates visualization and flight-path generation

November 29, 2004

Easy-to-use clinical extras for TeraRecon’s Aquarius workstation line are showing on the RSNA exhibit floor. The enhanced Aquarius Workstation 3.3 includes a segmentation feature that extracts coronary arteries and other blood vessels and a stretched multiplanar reconstruction that calculates the extent of vessel stenosis with a single mouse click.

Easy-to-use clinical extras for TeraRecon's Aquarius workstation line are showing on the RSNA exhibit floor. The enhanced Aquarius Workstation 3.3 includes a segmentation feature that extracts coronary arteries and other blood vessels and a stretched multiplanar reconstruction that calculates the extent of vessel stenosis with a single mouse click.

The workstation also has an automated 3D viewer, automatic colon segmentation, and semi-automatic flight-path generation.

The Aquarius Workstation 3.3 builds on previous Aquarius real-time 3D visualization technology for viewing CT and MR images. Cubic viewing for lesions, polyps, and other regions of interest is featured along with select-and-hide for removing bone from abdominal aortic aneurysms. Runoff studies are standard segmentation and measurement tools.

Other features include real-time interactive volume rendering, automatic fly-through navigation, and simultaneous linked oblique multiplanar reformatted views for time-dependent multiphase MR and CT angiography. Double-oblique MPR, maximum intensity projection, slab MIP, MinIP, RaySum, and Perspective 3D are offered for 3D reconstruction. Curved planar reformats visually flatten curved or convoluted blood vessels.