News | October 17, 2014

IMRIS Horseshoe Headrest Named Life Sciences Alley New Technology Showcase Winner

Headrest provides non-pinned patient head support with Visius Surgical Theatre

October 17, 2014 — IMRIS Inc. today announced that its horseshoe headrest has been selected as one of 10 New Technology Showcase Winners by Twin Cities-based Life Sciences Alley (LSA), the nation's largest regional medical industry association. The first magnetic resonance (MR)-safe and computed tomography (CT)-compatible horseshoe headrest was introduced in February and will be among the products featured at the LSA Health Technology Leadership Conference on Nov. 19 in Minneapolis.

The horseshoe headrest provides non-pinned patient head support in prone, lateral, and supine positions during head, neck and cervical spine surgeries within the Visius Surgical Theatre, where use of a head fixation device (HFD) — a clamp-like device — is not desirable because the skull is too fragile for pinning. These patients may be babies whose skulls are still soft or older patients with weakened skull bones.

The headrest also was specially designed for use with the new IMRIS InSitu wireless coil, a sterile, wireless, ultra-lightweight and disposable imaging coil that eliminates the need to manage cables and heavy imaging coils typically draped and removed between intraoperative scans.

Inside a Visius Surgical Theatre equipped with either high-field intraoperative MRI (iMRI) or 64-slice intraoperative computed tomography (iCT), surgeons have on-demand access to real-time, diagnostic quality imaging during the procedure and from the operating room table as the scanner moves to the patient on ceiling-mounted rails. Visius iMRI provides neurosurgeons the ability to assess and decide to perform further resection for removing as much tumor as possible by clearly visualizing tumor and healthy brain tissue which otherwise are hard to differentiate.

For more information: www.lifesciencealley.com

Related Content

Mayo Clinic Installing First FDA-Approved Clinical 7T MRI
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 20, 2017
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will have the first clinical 7-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner in North...
Johns Hopkins Surgeons Perform First Real-Time Image Guided Spine Surgery

Nicholas Theodore, M.D., (center) and the Excelsius robot he designed for image-guided spine surgery. Image courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

News | Procedure Navigation Systems | October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017 — Surgeons at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have for the first time used a real-time, image-guided robo
IBA Announces First Use of Gating With Active Scanning Proton Therapy in Italy
News | Proton Therapy | October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017 — The Trento Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari (APSS) and IBA announced the successful comp
FDA Clears Siemens Magnetom Terra 7T MRI Device

FDA Clears Siemens Magnetom Terra 7T MRI Device

Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 12, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first 7 Tesla (7T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device,...
MR Solutions Showcases Multimodality MRI Solutions on Two Continents
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017 — MR Solutions took their cryogen-free preclinical multimodality...
Guerbet to Participate in French Interventional Radiology Conference
News | Contrast Media | October 10, 2017
Guerbet announced it will be taking part in the 65th edition of the Journées Francophones de Radiologie (JFR) that will...
Infinitt Adds Organ Dose Data to Radiation Dose Management Solution
Technology | Radiation Dose Management | October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 — Infinitt announced that its DoseM web-based...
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 10, 2017
Elekta announced that members of the Elekta MR-linac Consortium reported data related to the advancement of the company...
Carestream Showcases Imaging and Healthcare IT Systems at RSNA 2017
News | Information Technology | October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 — Carestream will be highlighting several of its imaging systems and healthcare...
Overlay Init