Over recent years, ultrasound flow measurement has been promising in medical applications and more recently with time-of-flight systems like the Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter from Titan Enterprises. Indeed, Titan reported on increasing use of the Atrato for medical applications including real-time drug monitoring, metering of coolants for chemotherapy treatment and blood flow systems. Atrato is a true inline non-invasive flowmeter technology without the contorted flow path and disadvantages of alternative ultrasonic flowmeter designs.
Atrato is able to handle flows from laminar to turbulent and is thus, particularly immune from viscosity effects
Based upon a patented time-of-flight technology, Atrato can operate over highly broad flow ranges (200:1), providing great accuracy (better than ±1.0% of reading), linearity and repeatability, which are critical parameters for medical applications. Moreover, Titan Enterprises Metraflow ultrasonic flowmeter provides the additional advantage of a clean bore with no inclusions or distortions and has proved adequate at responding to the dynamics of several medical blood flow systems.