Minneapolis, MN, October 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- IMRIS from Deerfield Imaging (“Deerfield Imaging” or “the Company”) today announced that Baptist Hospital of Miami has agreed to purchase a VISIUS® iCT system to add to their previously acquired VISIUS Surgical Theatre with intraoperative MRI (iMRI). The sale marks the first intraoperative system sale for the new Deerfield Imaging entity which purchased the IMRIS brand and product solutions on Aug. 12.
Deerfield Imaging President and CEO Jay D. Miller said this important sales milestone is a significant step for the Company and Baptist Hospital. “IMRIS solutions continue to bring the highest quality imaging directly to the point of therapy where it can be most effective,” he said. “We expect these modalities will further improve the outcomes for a growing number of neurosurgical and spinal applications and conditions. As the industry’s intraoperative expert, Deerfield Imaging continues to collaborate with neurosurgeons and hospitals for improving neurosurgical outcomes and enabling new techniques and procedures.”
The VISIUS Surgical Theatre at Baptist Hospital will become the second operating suite in the world to have access to both intraoperative MRI and CT modalities without moving the patient. In addition, this VISIUS iMRI installation will be the first utilizing the leading Siemens Healthcare Aera 1.5T (tesla) scanner. Initial iMRI cases are planned to begin in October with intraoperative CT installation planned in 2016.
“Baptist Hospital is nearing completion of the expansion of multiple areas, including its Surgery Center, which we expect will significantly improve healthcare in South Florida,” said Randy Lee, Baptist Hospital Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “By adding state-of-the-art intraoperative technology to our new operating suites, we increase the flexibility of treating patients with more complex conditions. By giving our surgeons access to this level of imaging, we are advancing patient care.”
Both VISIUS iCT and iMRI uniquely provide cutting-edge imagery during surgery by transporting the scanners to the patient and operating room table on ceiling-mounted rails within a hybrid OR suite. The VISIUS iMRI suite consists of three rooms, two for surgery with a room in between for diagnostic scanning. The VISUS iCT will move into one of the ORs and has a separate room when not needed for scanning.
With access to IMRIS intraoperative imaging, the surgeon can visualize, evaluate and confirm surgical progress and results without case interruption and patient transport. Having imaging more accessible during surgery, it is more likely to be incorporated into the procedure and enable new techniques.
IMRIS products installed in these hybrid OR suites provide neurosurgeons with on-demand access to real-time, state-of-the-art imaging during procedures without moving the patient. VISIUS Surgical Theatres are equipped with high-field MR, 64-slice CT, angiography scanners or a combination of these modalities. IMRIS solutions also include proprietary head fixation devices, horseshoe headrests, imaging coils, and OR tables for use in this unique and multifunctional intraoperative environment.
About Deerfield Imaging and IMRIS Products
As a leader in image guided therapy solutions, IMRIS products and services from Deerfield Imaging provide optimized fully integrated intraoperative imaging environments that serve to address the important needs of patients, clinicians and hospitals by delivering timely information on surgical targets and results to clinicians for use during surgical or interventional procedures. The VISIUS Surgical Theatre incorporates MRI, CT and angiography in multi-purpose surgical suites for advanced intraoperative imaging directly in operating rooms. IMRIS products are sold globally to hospitals in the neurosurgical, spinal, cardiovascular, and orthopedic markets. Learn more by visiting www.imris.com.
Deerfield Imaging is a wholly-owned business of Deerfield Management Company, L.P., a healthcare investment firm focused on advancing healthcare through investment, information and philanthropy. For more information, visit www.deerfield.com.