IMRIS announces first IMRISneuro project in Australia

    WINNIPEG, Jan. 6, 2009 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the
"Company") today announced it has secured its first order in Australia for its
IMRISneuro surgical imaging solution, thereby expanding its presence in the
Asia-Pacific region. The Canberra Hospital has chosen a two-room configuration
of the IMRISneuro MR-guided intraoperative suite as part of a larger
Australian Capital Territory infrastructure project.
    IMRISneuro is a fully integrated operating room suite, including IMRIS'
one-of-a-kind movable, high-field MRI. The new technology allows surgeons to
safely image patients in the operating room during brain surgery, helping to
rule out complications before the patient leaves the operating room.
    "IMRIS continues its global expansion with this first order in Australia
for IMRISneuro. This agreement provides further validation that IMRIS'
powerful combination of products and people makes IMRISneuro the solution of
choice for neurosurgeons around the world," said David Graves, President and

    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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For further information:

For further information: Susan McLeod, Manager, Marketing,
Communications, IMRIS Inc., Tel: (204) 480-7094, Email:

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