HYBRID PROCEDURAL WORKFLOW
WITHOUT MOVING THE PATIENT
Intraoperative MR images inform and guide neurosurgeons through the detailed assessment of a variety of conditions while performing life-changing procedures such as tumor resection1 and drug delivery2.
iMRI enables neurosurgeons to confirm complete removal of tumor tissue. It also provides greater precision and accuracy during surgery, reducing the likelihood for additional operations or possible complications associated with moving the patient.
In the past, neurosurgeons relied upon pre-operative and post-operative imaging from an MR scanner that was not integrated into the operating room workflow. With advancements in technology, the hybrid operating room integration allowed neurosurgeons the ability to rely on real-time intraoperative imaging in the OR. The IMRIS magnet mover took this one step further by creating a rail system to move the MRI to the patient for imaging. At IMRIS, we believe this offers the best outcome for the patient, as well as the most optimal workflow for the surgical team.
Moving the scanner to the patient provides surgeons greater precision and accuracy in MR imaging, reducing the likelihood for additional operations or possible complications associated with moving a patient. For these reasons, IMRIS’ moving MR scanner has become the new standard for brain imaging.
1 Yosuke Masuda, MD, PhD, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, MD, PhD, Eiichi Ishikawa, MD, PhD, Masahide Matsuda, MD, PhD, Tomohiko Masumoto, MD, PhD. Evaluation of the extent of resection and detection of ischemic lesions with intraoperative MRI in glioma surgery: is intraoperative MRI superior to early postoperative MRI? J Neurosurg. 2018 Aug 1:1-8.
2 Seunggu J. Han, MD, Krystof Bankiewicz, MD, PhD, Nicholas A. Butowski, MD, Paul S. Larson, MD, Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD, MAS. Interventional MRI-guided catheter placement and real time drug delivery to the central nervous system. Expert Rev Neurother. 2016 June; 16 (6): 635–639.
BRINGING CONFIDENCE TO PATIENTS’ FAMILIES
LESS LIKELY TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL OPERATIONS
Patients who undergo a procedure with intraoperative MRI are less likely to require additional operations. 1,2, 6-9 IMRIS offers solutions that help to improve patient outcomes, increase patient safety, and reduce risk of infection while bringing confidence to patients’ families.
With the intraoperative MRI, a standard of the IMRIS Hybrid Operating Suite, surgeons have achieved a 30-point increase in the percentage of patients with gross/total resection.1,2 6-9 That means a higher overall survival rate, and lower chance patients will need follow-up procedures.
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*Studies using IMRIS Surgical Theatre. See www.IMRIS.com for complete reference information.
MOVING THE iMRI
IMAGING WITHOUT MOVING THE PATIENT
With movable iMRI technology, surgeons can perform diagnostic-quality imaging without moving the patient. Discover the life-changing benefits of the world’s first and only moveable iMRI, designed exclusively for the IMRIS Hybrid Operating Suite.