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Black Forest Medical Group and IMRIS Launch Innovative Cranial Stabilization Set for Intraoperative MRI in Neurosurgical Applications

Chaska, MN, USA and Freiburg, Germany – IMRIS, Deerfield Imaging and Black Forest Medical Group are excited to announce the market launch of a new cranial stabilization system that enables intraoperative MRI imaging in neurosurgical applications. Both companies have leveraged their expertise in this collaboration, resulting in a state-of-the-art system that offers unparalleled benefits for neurosurgeons and their teams.

The DORO LUCENT® iMRI Set IMRIS is a significant development in the field of intraoperative MRI, a modality that has become increasingly important in today’s neurosurgical operating rooms.  IMRIS provides the only iMRI system in the world where the magnet is brought directly to the patient, minimizing impact to the surgical environment and increasing patient safety.  With iMRI, patient images can be acquired during a surgical procedure to enable quick and accurate information for immediate treatment while the patient is still in the Surgical Theatre.

The DORO LUCENT® iMRI Set IMRIS is compatibile with all image-guided surgery (IGS) systems from leading companies, providing flexibility and interoperability. In addition to its compatibility, the system’s lightweight, slim, and convenient design ensures ease of management during procedures and offers superior patient positioning. The DORO LUCENT® iMRI Coil Connector IMRIS interface can be adjusted continuously, allowing for precise positioning. The system’s optimized screws enable fast and efficient handling, while the DORO® exclusive Quick-Rail facilitates easy adaptation of surgical accessories to the skull clamp.

Matthias Schuele, Managing Director of Black Forest Medical Group, expressed his pride in the partnership with IMRIS and their joint development, stating: “Our collaboration has significantly enhanced our offering of cranial stabilization systems that support intra-operative MR imaging, fostering our role as the leading developer and manufacturer in intra-operative cranial stabilization solutions. Marc Buntaine, CEO of IMRIS stated, “We are delighted to announce the market launch of this new system in partnership with Black Forest Medical Group. Our collaboration has resulted in a solution that provides exceptional advantages for both neurosurgeons and patients.

The new cranial stabilization system is FDA, MDR compliant and currently available for purchase. Please contact either your local DORO® or IMRIS sales representative for more details.

About Black Forest Medical Group

Evolving from 25 years of experience in neurosurgery and industry advancements, Black Forest Medical Group has achieved a unique competence in neurosurgical medical technology around the globe.

Neurosurgeons worldwide trust in DORO® Cranial Stabilization and Retractor Systems, to perform life-saving surgeries efficiently and safely. The compatibility with OR tables and surgical equipment from different manufacturers offers the decisive advantage.

A large network of medical technology opinion leaders and industry experts drives innovation and supports Black Forest Medical Group in following its vision to create a new world in neurosurgery.

About IMRIS, Deerfield Imaging

As a leader in image guidance solutions, IMRIS, Deerfield Imaging provides optimized, fully integrated image-guided therapy environments that address the important needs of patients, clinicians, and hospitals by delivering timely MRI and imaging data to clinicians for use during surgical or interventional procedures.  The IMRIS Surgical Theatre enables intraoperative imaging directly within operating rooms.  The Company also designs and manufactures proprietary head fixation devices, imaging coils and OR tables for use in this unique and multifunctional intraoperative environment. IMRIS products are sold globally to clinical centers in the neurosurgical, spinal, cardiovascular and orthopedic markets. It is estimated that over 70,000 patients have benefited from lifesaving or life-extending procedures performed in an IMRIS Surgical Theatre in the past 17 years. Additional information about IMRIS, Deerfield Imaging is available at www.imris.com.