Uppsala University Hospital Completes Installation of IMRIS Hybrid Operating Suite

First New MR17 Surgical Table in Europe Installed at Uppsala University Hospital

Uppsala University Hospital has a historical tradition of firsts. The hospital was founded in 1708 as the first clinic with the specific intention of facilitating the practical education of medical students. Sweden´s first nurse was trained at Uppsala, and the first Nordic appendectomy was performed there. When the opportunity arose to design and create a world-class intraoperative surgical suite, they chose to partner with IMRIS.

“We make the best use of new technology, new scientific findings, and new ways of working in order to solve medical problems and to continuously improve the way we take care of our patients.” – Uppsala University Hospital website

Uppsala University Hospital continued their tradition of firsts when they chose to install the MR17 Surgical Table in their IMRIS Theatre. It is the first-ever installation of this new hybrid table in Europe. The MR17 Surgical Table is a result of a collaboration between IMRIS and Hillrom. IMRIS integrates the MR Neuro OR Tabletop with the Hillrom TruSystem® 7500 column to create this new standard in intraoperative surgical tables. What sets this table apart from a standard surgical table is the MR conditional tabletop, which is safe for use with 1.5T and 3T MR scanners.


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Uppsala University Hospital is one of Sweden´s largest hospitals. They offer medical and nursing care of the highest standard. The hospital is a source of both unique medical knowledge and the most advanced care available. Each year, over 700,000 people are cared for by Uppsala University Hospital staff. They are a full-scale university hospital with 8,000 employees and 1,000 beds.


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Hillrom is a global medical technology leader whose 10,000 employees have a single purpose: enhancing outcomes for patients and their caregivers by advancing connected care. Around the world, Hillrom innovations touch over 7 million patients each day. They help enable earlier diagnosis and treatment, optimize surgical efficiency and accelerate patient recovery while simplifying clinical communication and shifting care closer to home. Hillrom makes these outcomes possible through connected smart beds, patient lifts, patient assessment and monitoring technologies, caregiver collaboration tools, respiratory care devices, advanced operating room equipment and more, delivering actionable, real-time insights at the point of care.

IMRIS designs and creates multipurpose hybrid operating rooms, known as IMRIS Surgical Theatres. Our theatres help deliver timely information to clinicians during surgical and interventional procedures with fully integrated imaging technologies, providing clinicians with real-time visualization to assist in decision-making and enhanced precision in treatment. IMRIS Surgical Theatres are predominantly constructed in hospitals that deliver advanced therapies and surgical solutions to patients who have neurological, spinal, cerebrovascular, and cardiovascular medical conditions. IMRIS customers are neurosurgeons, hospital administrators, OR nurses, MR technologists, and other clinicians. Since 2005, over 70,000 patients worldwide have benefited from the image-guided therapy solutions integrated into IMRIS Surgical Theatres. Through strong industry partnerships with companies such as Siemens Healthineers and Hillrom. IMRIS continues to integrate new intraoperative imaging technologies, and shape the future of neurosurgery in hybrid operating rooms worldwide.