IMRIS, a maker of surgical suites that feature MRI and CT scanners, just got cleared in Europe to introduce the latest MRI scanners into its VISIUS Surgical Theatre. The company will now be offering the Siemens Aera 1.5T or the more powerful Skyra 3.0T MRIs within the suite.
The MR scanner can be rolled in and out of the operating room as needed and two ORs can be connected by the overhead rails to share one scanner.
“These high-field intraoperative scanner options will give a hospital’s clinical team state-of-the-art applications and image quality that increase productivity,” said IMRIS President and CEO Jay D. Miller in a statement. “We bring the latest and unequaled imaging technology into the operating room where it can make the most difference – during the surgery. More and more neurosurgical centers are using image guidance with VISIUS iMRI for an expanding list of conditions and procedures and adjunctive interventions beyond brain tumor resections, such as laser ablation for tumors and epilepsy using stereotactic tools, deep brain stimulation (DBS) and other minimally-invasive techniques that are designed to improve patient outcomes.”