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Washington University Hospital Enrolls First Patient In IMRI Database Expansion

I-MiND is an expansion of a three-year educational grant IMRIS made to collect information on more than 700 cases from 2008-2011 at Washington University. This led to the first published papers on use of the IMRIS iMRI for awake craniotomies in 2011. Key excerpts from this study show the VISIUS iMRI improves tumor resection and enhances safety in terms of airway control, monitoring and head fixation with the intent of improving precision, efficacy and safety of the neurosurgical procedure.

Inside a VISIUS Surgical Theatre, neurosurgeons have on-demand access to real-time and diagnostic quality MR imaging and data at any or multiple points during the procedure. The surgeon can visualize, evaluate and confirm results while modifying treatment without case interruption.

"IMRIS is committed to investing in the future of neurosurgery," said IMRIS CEO Jay D. Miller. "This database will continue to affirm the value of intraoperative MRI in a wide array of neurosurgical cases and provide information to help guide emerging surgical techniques. We are proud to have the VISIUS Surgical Theatre as the technology platform upon which such important scientific evidence will be built."

About Washington University School of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine's 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report . Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

About IMRIS 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 54 leading medical institutions around the world.

SOURCE IMRIS Inc.

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