May 1, 2007 - TeraRecon, a developer of advanced image processing technology and solutions, announced the availability of time-intensity analysis tools for Breast MRI studies as a standard feature on its industry-leading AquariusNET thin-client server, with advanced pre-processing options available for the recently introduced AquariusAPS server.
For scans where a lesion enhances and then de-enhances over time, the analysis tool on the AquariusNET software by TeraRecon plots a curve showing the characteristics of temporal behavior in that ROI. When using AquariusAPS, the optional “Parametric Maps” module can reportedly be automatically applied to datasets to obtain automatic registration and subtraction of the data, followed by color-map encoding of each pixel according to its temporal behavior. This color overlay is designed to assist physicians in assessing tissue characteristics at a glance. Physicians can import, access and display these large multi-phase datasets from regular PCs using the AquariusNET thin-client software. The software can display breast MRI studies in a fully volumetric view in any oblique plane desired as well as side-by-side, multi-phase and 4-D double oblique views with localized measurement capabilities.