Inside a VISIUS Surgical Theatre equipped with either high-field iMRI or 64-slice intraoperative Computed Tomography (iCT), surgeons have on-demand access to real-time data and state-of-the-art imaging, during the procedure from the operating room (OR) table. IMRIS is the only company that offers an MRI and CT imaging solution where the scanner moves on ceiling-mounted rails to enter or exit the OR which mitigates known risks of moving critically-ill patients.
Unlike other systems, no heavy imaging equipment needs to be wheeled into the room nor does the patient need to be moved to an adjacent imaging room from the OR. The surgeon can visualize, evaluate and confirm results while modifying treatment without case interruption. Developed for neurosurgery and spinal surgery, the systems are also intended to provide physicians with state-of-the-art image quality with access to a full range of software applications.
Surgeons using iMRI for brain tumor removal have reported outcomes of more complete resection 1 and reduced pediatric re-operation 2 rates. Data published in 2011 showed 93 percent of iMRI glioma cases achieved gross or near total resection compared to 65 percent for non-iMRI cases in the same timeframe. 1 A separate study indicated the need for repeat surgeries decreased with eight percent of non-iMRI patients requiring re-surgery within two weeks post procedure compared to zero re-surgeries for iMRI patients. 2
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 56 leading medical institutions around the world.References:
- Chicoine MR, Lim CCH, Evans JA, Singla A, Zipfel GJ, Rich KM, Dowling JL, Leonard JR, Smyth MD, Santiago P, Leuthardt EC, Limbrick DD, Dacey RG : Implementation and Preliminary Clinical Experience with the Use of Ceiling Mounted Mobile High Field Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Between 2 Operating Rooms, ACTA Neurochirgica suppl. 2011;109:97-102.
- Shah MN, Leonard JR, et al. Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging to reduce the rate of early reoperation for lesion resection in pediatric neurosurgery. J Neurosurg Pediatrics. 9:259-264, 2012.