Head fixation device (HFD) accessory provides skull stabilization for more patient head sizes
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM)
("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced a new rocker arm accessory
that expands choices for neurosurgeons to select the best fixation
suited for patients during procedures using intraoperative imaging
inside the VISIUS Surgical Theatre. The accessory recently received
510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The new rocker arm accessory provides more flexibility for the surgeon
to stabilize, support and position patient heads with varying cranial
anatomy, sizes and conditions using the MRI-compatible IMRIS HFD. When
attached to the head fixation device (HFD) - a clamp-like device - the
rocker arm helps to reduce the pressure on the individual contact
points on the patient's skull.
"Providing these optimal tools for neurosurgeons will allow more
patients to benefit from the value of diagnostic quality imaging in the
operating room with VISIUS iMR," said Jay D. Miller, IMRIS President
and CEO. "The development of the rocker arm is an example of IMRIS'
ability to design products and features that allow neurosurgeons to use
intraoperative MR inside the VISIUS Surgical Theatre for an expanding
Inside a VISIUS Surgical Theatre equipped with high-field intraoperative
MRI (iMRI), 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.
The IMRIS HFDs support the unique ability to limit patient movement or
re-positioning and maintain optimal positioning for both surgical
access and intraoperative imaging during neurosurgical procedures.
The 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.
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 neurosurgical MRI-compatible head fixation device now has a rocker arm accessory to expand patient population. (CNW Group/IMRIS Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140911_C8925_PHOTO_EN_42751.jpg
SOURCE: IMRIS Inc.
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Kevin J. Berger
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