IMRIS receives Australian TGA clearance for IMRISNV and IMRIScardio

WINNIPEG, March 25 /CNW/ - IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that it has received clearance from Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration permitting the Company to market its newest products, IMRISNV and IMRIScardio in Australia.

IMRISNV and IMRIScardio are the first systems in the world to allow the capabilities of both MRI and x-ray angiography in a single suite without the need to transport the patient between modalities.

"There is growing demand for innovative image guided solutions that assist clinicians in improving outcomes for patients with neurovascular and cardiovascular disorders," said Ed Richmond, President and COO, IMRIS. "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to bring IMRISNV and IMRIScardio to Australia with these new regulatory approvals."

IMRISNV features a wide bore 3T MR scanner and a bi-plane angiography system completely integrated into a single suite that permits patients being treated for neurovascular disorders to transition quickly and seamlessly between MR imaging and intervention without transporting the patient between modalities. MR images can be taken before and during procedures to assess tissue health, and can also be used in conjunction with the fluoroscopic images during the interventional procedure. On completion of the procedure, new images can be taken to evaluate the intervention.

IMRIScardio provides physicians with enhanced images for visualizing the cardiovascular system before, during and after an intervention. The IMRIScardio suite includes a wide bore 1.5T MR scanner and a single-plane or bi-plane angiography system providing the ability to alternate between imaging modalities and immediately assess treatment.

IMRISNV and IMRIScardio have been approved for sale in Australia, Canada, the United States and Europe and have been selected by leading medical facilities.


IMRIS (TSX: IM) is a global leader in providing image guided therapy solutions. These solutions feature fully integrated surgical and interventional suites that incorporate magnetic resonance, fluoroscopy and computed tomography to deliver on demand imaging during procedures. The Company's systems serve the neurosurgical, cardiovascular and neurovascular markets and have been selected by leading medical institutions around the world.


For further information: For further information: Brad Woods, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, IMRIS Inc., Tel: (204) 480-7094, Email:

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