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Clinical Strategies

Anticipating Clinical Applications

Imaging modalities are selected to suit the range of clinical applications in each room. For example, intraoperative MR or CT imaging or a combination of MR and X-ray angiography can be used to meet the needs of a variety of cranial, vascular and spinal procedures.

Leveraging Collaboration Opportunities

The breadth of open surgical or minimally invasive applications and catheter-based treatments that can be performed in a VISIUS Surgical Theatre creates opportunities for multiple departments to collaborate on its investment and to optimize its utilization. Neurosurgery, interventional radiology, cardiology and others can join interests and resources in an integrated theatre.


Design to Maximize Utilization

In the case of MR, hospitals can configure a VISIUS Surgical Theatre with a diagnostic room or with a magnet bay where the scanner remains when not in use. A diagnostic room allows hospitals to optimize utilization by managing their volume of diagnostic imaging and intraoperative imaging procedures to enhance return on investment. Alternatively, a magnet bay is sufficient when the objective is to dedicate imaging assets to intraoperative procedures within specific departments.

Planning for Future Requirements

Planning for growth at the time of investment minimizes future construction costs and equipment upgrades. For example, a suite can be configured for the future addition of another room to meet patient volume expectations. Strategies to adapt for expanding clinical applications include:

  • Allocate space within a room for future angio system to enable interventional treatment
  • Configure the MR with appropriate specifications for future cardiac, cerebrovascular or other multi-discipline imaging
  • Design the support structure to enable upgrade from 1.5T to 3T to meet advanced imaging requirements
  • Account for in-room variables regarding adjunctive and future technologies such as robotics