VISIUS® Surgical Theatre featuring KARL STORZ OR1® Integration Solutions enhances OR control, image and connectivity
management and patient safety applications
WINNIPEG, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS) (TSX: IM)
("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announces a global partnership with
KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG to merge VISIUS Surgical Theatre system
integration with OR1 technology from KARL STORZ. IMRIS's unmatched
intraoperative vision in specialized hybrid operating rooms will be
combined with KARL STORZ's range of state-of-the-art networking
technologies to provide efficient image and data management, facilitate
workflow and enhance safety in the intraoperative imaging environment
that is the VISIUS Surgical Theatre.
"Our customers are looking for tools to simplify management of
intraoperative data and optimize clinical workflow and efficiency for
their new suites and KARL STORZ is a proven long-term innovator in this
space," said David Graves, Chairman and CEO, IMRIS. "VISIUS Surgical
Theatre integration goes beyond conventional OR integration as we are
able to build advanced safety features into the system. When we merge
proprietary IMRIS system integration with Image Management, Network
Access and Data Aggregation from KARL STORZ OR1, we create an ideal
intraoperative imaging suite."
Connectivity, image management workflow, patient safety applications,
and service are the primary features and benefits of this
collaboration. KARL STORZ OR1 operating rooms combine digital
technologies that provide intuitive centralized control of systems and
equipment within the room. Innovative digital control systems
seamlessly integrate an array of key OR devices and environmental
components. These capabilities will combine with IMRIS's integration
elements of ScanCheck, collision detection systems, and system
interlocks for safe control of on-demand imaging movement and
technology for eliminating RF interference during imaging.
Every VISIUS Surgical Theatre featuring OR1 provides cutting-edge
network capabilities to aid communication, such as video streaming,
documentation and archiving, as well as video on demand for educational
purposes. It offers exceptional ergonomics and a user-friendly design
to optimize the workflow and patient safety. Both IMRIS and KARL STORZ
are innovators in improving image and data access, ease of workflow and
safety in the OR environment.
"KARL STORZ has built its expertise in OR integration since the late
1990s and since then pioneered this field as an innovation leader. With
our integration and networking know-how, we are an ideal complement to
IMRIS's leadership in its field of image guided therapy solutions. As
the IMRIS technology expands beyond neurosurgery, KARL STORZ is
perfectly positioned to support other applications as we have leading
solutions in every minimally-invasive surgical specialty," said Charlie
Wilhelm, President and COO, KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.
KARL STORZ recently celebrated their 3,000th U.S. OR1 system installation, which was completed at The Johns Hopkins
Hospital in Baltimore and represents the first installation under this
partnership. IMRIS has sold 55 systems around the world and continues
to expand its portfolio in the areas of intraoperative MR and CT, MR
guided radiation therapy and image guided robotics.
IMRIS (NASDAQ: IMRS) (TSX: IM) 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. VISIUS Surgical Theatres
serve the neurosurgical, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular markets and
have been selected by leading medical institutions around the world.
About KARL STORZ
KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., is an affiliate of KARL STORZ GmbH &
Co. KG, an international leader for more than 65 years in reusable
endoscope technology, encompassing all endoscopic specialties. Based in
Tuttlingen, Germany, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG is a family-owned company
that designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets all its products
with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship and
clinical effectiveness. For more information, call (800) 421-0837 or
visit the company's Web site at www.karlstorz.com.
SOURCE: IMRIS Inc.
For further information:
Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Susan Jaffy Marx
Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc.