WINNIPEG, May 14 /CNW/ - IMRIS today announced the sale of IMRISneuro to
University of Virginia Health System (UVA), one of the top neuroscience
centers in the United States. Delivery and installation is scheduled for 2009.
The purchase is contingent upon the receipt of a Certificate of Public Need
from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The only one of its kind in the world, IMRISneuro incorporates a moveable
high field MRI with a state-of-the art integration platform, IMRISmatrix,
allowing the surgical team to scan, view and share critical patient
information during a procedure. At UVA, the MRI will move between two
operating theatres within a three-room configuration, providing leading edge,
multi-functional capabilities to the hospital's neuroscience team.
Professor Mark Shaffrey, MD and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Depart at
UVA commented, "There is substantial evidence that the more of a primary brain
tumor that can be removed during surgery, the better the outcome for the
patient. The IMRIS technology will enhance our ability to view and evaluate
tumors, without having to move the patient during surgery. This will be of
great benefit to patients because we will be able to make decisions about
treatment in a much quicker timeframe and possibly reduce the need for
additional surgery at a later time."
As of today, the IMRIS high-field, intra-operative MRI will be the only
one within the Commonwealth of Virginia and a surrounding multi-state region.
David Graves, President and CEO of the company said, "It is a testament to our
product, IMRISneuro, to be the chosen iMRI technology of one of the leading
neuroscience centers in the world. We are confident it can make a major
contribution towards helping UVA continue to provide their patients with the
highest standard of treatment and care."
IMRIS is a global leader in providing fully integrated, advanced surgical
imaging solutions designed to measurably improve patient outcomes. The
company's flagship product, IMRISneuro, utilizes patented technology that
allows a high field MRI scanner to move in to the operating room on demand,
providing imaging during the surgical procedure without compromising patient
safety. This unique and innovative system has been validated by leading
neurosurgeons for use in world-class neuroscience centers.
For more information, visit www.imris.com
About University of Virginia Health System (UVA)
The University of Virginia Health System is one of the nation's leading
academic medical centers. UVA Health System has seven medical programs ranked
by U.S. News & World Report as being among the nation's best. The Health
System's five primary components, the Medical Center, the School of Medicine,
the School of Nursing, the Health Services Foundation and the Claude Moore
Health Sciences Library, ensure that faculty and staff have the ability to
teach tomorrow's medical professionals, conduct cutting-edge research and
administer the best care possible to patients.
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