Intraoperative neurosurgical imaging solutions from IMRIS among featured
medical technologies at upcoming November conference in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM)
("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that its horseshoe headrest
has been selected one of 10 New Technology Showcase Winners by Twin
Cities-based Life Sciences Alley (LSA), the nation's largest regional
medical industry association. The first MR-safe and CT-compatible
horseshoe headrest was introduced in February and will be among the
products featured at the LSA Health Technology Leadership Conference on
Nov. 19 in Minneapolis.
"Our products are the result of a core competency in designing
patient-centered intraoperative imaging solutions. Leading pediatric
neurosurgeons provided strong insights for developing this product and
now those who have adopted it are serving a patient population not
previously treated in the VISIUS® Surgical Theatre for anticipated improved outcomes," said Jay D.
Miller, IMRIS President and CEO. "We look forward to sharing our
headrest and other intraoperative imaging solutions with international
industry professionals at the LSA conference."
For procedures within the VISIUS® Surgical Theatre, the horseshoe headrest provides non-pinned patient
head support in prone, lateral, and supine positions during head, neck
and cervical spine surgeries where use of a head fixation device (HFD)
- a clamp-like device - is not desirable because the skull is too
fragile for pinning. These patients may be babies whose skulls are
still soft or older patients with weakened skull bones.
The headrest also was specially designed for use with the new IMRIS
InSitu™ wireless coil, a sterile, wireless, ultra-lightweight, and
disposable imaging coil that eliminates the need to manage cables and
heavy imaging coils typically draped and removed between intraoperative
Inside a VISIUS Surgical Theatre equipped with either high-field
intraoperative MRI (iMRI) or 64-slice intraoperative Computed
Tomography (iCT), surgeons have on-demand access to real-time
diagnostic quality imaging during the procedure and from the operating
room table as the scanner uniquely moves to the patient on
ceiling-mounted rails. VISIUS iMRI provides neurosurgeons the ability
to assess and decide to perform further resection for removing as much
tumor as possible by clearly visualizing tumor and healthy brain tissue
which otherwise are hard to differentiate.
For more information on Life Science Alley and the Health Technology
Leadership Conference, see www.lifesciencealley.com.
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 61 leading medical
institutions around the world.
Image with caption: "The IMRIS Horseshoe Headrest is an option for non-pinned patient head support during neurosurgical procedures within the VISIUS Surgical Theatre with intraoperative MRI. (CNW Group/IMRIS Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140930_C9830_PHOTO_EN_42916.jpg
SOURCE: IMRIS Inc.
For further information:
Kevin J. Berger
Marketing Communications Manager