VISIUS iCT is latest leading edge technology for intraoperative imaging
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM)
("IMRIS" or the "Company") announced that the company has received the
2013 Innovation in Medical Devices Award from Minnesota Business
Magazine in recognition for significantly improving medical technology
with the launch of its VISIUS® iCT. The awards were announced Oct. 29 during a dinner ceremony at the
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
"As the global leader in intraoperative image-guided solutions, we
anticipate that VISIUS iCT will be an invaluable tool for spine and
neurosurgery and trauma, just as our VISIUS iMRI is now for cranial and
skull-base neurosurgery," said Jay D. Miller, IMRIS President and CEO.
"IMRIS is delighted for this recognition after recently joining the
Twin Cities business community which is at the heart of world-class
medical device innovation." IMRIS relocated its operations to
Minnetonka from Winnipeg in early 2013.
VISIUS iCT, the newest IMRIS product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration in July, improves spinal and orthopaedic surgery by
bringing state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) imaging to the
patient during procedures by mounting the scanner on ceiling rails that
transport the scanner to the patient. Surgical precision and patient
outcomes are improved when the surgeon has access to this high-quality
imaging during the procedure. Other types of intraoperative X-ray based
imaging on the market occupy valuable OR floor space and do not match
the image resolution and applications available with VISIUS iCT.
Developed for the neurosurgery and spine surgery markets, VISIUS iCT
also features advanced software applications that maximize image
quality while minimizing radiation exposure in real time and industry
leading post-processing software to enhance surgical diagnosis and
The Minnesota Business Magazine 2013 Leaders in Health Care Awards
recognize individuals and organizations leading the charge in
Minnesota's world-class healthcare industry. The awards honor excellent patient care, outstanding leadership, and thoughtful
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. 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.
SOURCE: IMRIS Inc.
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