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.
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.