IMRIS, a company specializing in producing surgical suites that feature CT and MRI scanners that slide in and out as necessary, has released the world’s first MR-safe and CT-compatible adjustable horseshoe headset for neurological surgeries. The device allows for positioning and repositioning of the head during a procedure and can be used within any tomograph without having to switch to a special imaging headrest.
The device doesn’t use pins to secure the head in position, and will particularly benefit young children with softer scalps and older folks with fragile bones. Plus, it will look a lot less disturbing to casual observers than current hardware.
IMRIS President and CEO Jay D. Miller said in a statement, “We received tremendous feedback and enthusiasm from pediatric neurosurgeons during development of this product. This headrest will allow surgeons to use iMR on more patients who we expect will benefit from the same outcomes, including reduced re-operation rates, which we have recently reported from hospitals.”