VISIUS iCT provides on-demand access, state-of-the-art image quality
during spinal procedures
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM)
("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced the spinal surgery team at
Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, has completed the first
surgical cases utilizing VISIUS iCT - an intraoperative CT that moves
in and out of the operating suite on ceiling rails.
"We look forward to working with this technology," said Dr. William J.
Richardson, associate chief medical officer and orthopaedic surgeon at
Duke University Medical Center. "We have successfully completed complex
spinal procedures and we have been pleased with the image
quality. Minimizing radiation dose while providing state-of-the-art
image quality is critical. In addition, the system integrates with our
preferred navigation system which preserves our desired workflow."
The 64-slice VISIUS iCT scanner effortlessly moves into and out of the
operating room during surgery using ceiling-mounted rails to ease
workflow and provide diagnostic quality imaging at lower radiation
doses. Patient transport and the need for floor-mounted rails used by
other systems are eliminated - allowing unimpeded movement of surgical
equipment, maintaining familiar surgical protocols, workflow and
infection control procedures. The scanner can travel into two adjacent
operating rooms enabling use for more patients.
VISIUS iCT provides patient personalized dose management together with
diagnostic quality imaging during surgical procedures to assist
surgeons in critical decision-making and procedure guidance. VISIUS iCT
features a suite of software applications such as 3D volume rendering
to aid in surgical planning and dose reduction algorithms which
consider a patient's unique characteristics and imaging target to
maximize image quality and minimize dose.
"We are excited about this initial use of the VISIUS iCT," said Jay D.
Miller, IMRIS CEO and President. "With increasing usage, surgeons will
discover the value of on-demand access, improved workflow, dose
management, and state-of-the-art image quality with the IMRIS
The Duke Medicine neurosurgery team also recently performed initial
tumor removal cases using intraoperative MRI within a VISIUS Surgical
Theatre installed in the hospital. The VISIUS iMRI also has the benefit
of being mounted on ceiling rails so surgeons can take high-quality MR
images during the procedure without moving or repositioning the
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.
Image with caption: "The spinal surgery team at Duke University Medical Center recently completed the first ever surgical procedures using the IMRIS VISIUS iCT. (CNW Group/IMRIS Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131031_C8897_PHOTO_EN_32770.jpg