Workflow will be streamlined in navigated spinal and cranial procedures
performed in advanced intraoperative imaging suites
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, and Kalamazoo, MI, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc.
("IMRIS") and Stryker Corporation ("Stryker") today announced a
non-exclusive collaboration between Stryker's automatic image
registration for spinal and cranial navigated procedures and VISIUS® iCT and VISIUS iMRI surgical suites from IMRIS.
"Having these tools work together is an exciting opportunity for
surgeons utilizing intraoperative CT and MRI in our VISIUS® Surgical Theatres. This open platform collaboration aligns squarely
with our goal of providing state-of-the-art imaging at the point of
therapy," said Jay D. Miller, IMRIS President and CEO.
IMRIS markets the VISIUS Surgical Theatre with intraoperative CT and MRI
options to provide surgical teams with on-demand access to
state-of-the-art, diagnostic quality imaging. The IMRIS solution makes
these valuable images possible at key points in the surgery with
patented technology that brings the scanner into the OR rather than
requiring the surgeon to bring the patient to the scanner.
"We are excited to partner with IMRIS to bring streamlined surgical
solutions into integrated CT and MRI capable operating rooms. IMRIS
shares our open platform philosophy and we believe that through this
partnership we will improve the surgeon experience," said Jim Marucci,
Stryker Navigation General Manager.
This collaboration is focused on improving surgical precision,
streamlining workflows and increasing visualization. The combined
solution will support the growing trend toward minimally invasive
spinal and cranial approaches that spare healthy tissue, reduce pain,
and speed recovery for patients.
IMRIS is a global leader in providing image guided therapy solutions
through its VISIUS Surgical Theatre - a revolutionary, multifunctional
surgical environment that provides unmatched intraoperative vision to
clinicians to assist in decision making and enhance precision in
treatment. The multi-room suites incorporate diagnostic quality
high-field MR, CT and angio modalities accessed effortlessly in the
operating room setting. VISIUS Surgical Theatres serve the
neurosurgical, spinal, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular markets and
have been selected by 54 leading medical institutions around the world.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and
is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs
more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a
diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including
reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine
products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For
more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.
SOURCE: IMRIS Inc.
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