Huashan Hospital to install Asia's first 3T IMRIS system for neurosurgery

    WINNIPEG, April 15 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the
"Company") today announced that Fudan University Huashan Hospital in Shanghai,
China has selected IMRISneuro for its expanding neurosurgical department.
Huashan Hospital will be the first in Asia to take delivery of the new 3 Tesla
version of IMRISneuro: a fully integrated operating room that provides
high-quality MR images during a procedure without moving the patient. The
project includes IMRISmatrix - a fully integrated surgical information
management system.
    The announcement of Huashan Hospital marks IMRIS' second project in China
and follows on the heels of the official opening of the 1.5 Tesla IMRISneuro
suite at PLA 301 Hospital in Beijing. David Graves, President and CEO of
IMRIS, shared his excitement about the company's growth in Asia. "Installing
our technology in these two leading neurosurgical sites is strong evidence of
the growing appreciation of the value of IMRISneuro", said Mr. Graves. "IMRIS
is looking forward to fast acceptance and growth of MR-guided neurosurgery in

    About IMRIS

    IMRIS (TSX: IM) is a global leader in providing fully integrated,
advanced surgical imaging solutions. The company's flagship product,
IMRISneuro, utilizes patented technology that allows a high field MRI scanner
to be moved 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.

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