WORKFLOW-SPECIFIC, VALUE-FOCUSED, OUTCOME-DRIVEN DESIGN.
By adapting and integrating intraoperative innovations into specific workflows, we elevate not only the medical experience, but the #HumanExperience.
To meet this challenge, IMRIS has pioneered a new approach to Design.
TAILORED TO THE SURGEON’S WORKFLOW.
A surgeon’s workflow is as unique as the surgeon. When designing an IMRIS Surgical Theatre, our team of architects and planners leverage an intimate understanding of the surgeon’s specific workflow to inform every element of Design.
- Maintaining diagnostic-quality images. For intraoperative imaging to be effective, it must provide the clinical team with diagnostic-quality imaging during surgery. To make that possible, the entire IMRIS Surgical Theatre must be optimized for imaging. At IMRIS, our architects and planners consider everything from vibration and sound transmittance to External Field Interference (EFI) for multi-imaging positions.
- Designing for a comprehensive system. IMRIS Surgical Theatres do not exist in a silo. Operating rooms (ORs) and other departments are often positioned directly above, below, and adjacent to the Theatre. Since intraoperative imaging involves a high-powered moving magnet, IMRIS Theatres are designed to prevent interference with neighboring areas – while optimizing patient-flow.
- Mastering the transition. When it’s time for the patient to be scanned, the OR must be transitioned into an MR-safe environment. To make this process quick, efficient and safe, our architects and planners take into account various elements such as distinct electrical systems, equipment positioning, and effective, intuitive safety protocols.
- Aggregating the right technology. Our Design team works closely with hospital architects, consultants, and leading technology providers to bring together the right technology for the unique surgical environment. For example, when designing an IMRIS Surgical Theatre with a moveable intraoperative MRI, we consider incorporating the IMRIS MR Neurosurgical Table, created in collaboration with Trumpf Medical. The distinct tabletop was designed by IMRIS for intraoperative imaging, and enables clinical teams to position the patient at the optimal angle for imaging access.
- Providing long-term clinical and technical support. We provide clinical support and 24/7 technical service for the life of an IMRIS Surgical Theatre. We have a dedicated team of clinical specialists who work with hospital architects to optimize the surgeon’s workflow. Our architects and planners ensure the final architectural layout incorporates the surgeon’s workflow preferences and is within the Theatre’s capabilities. Our team of customer service engineers provide technical support after the Theatre is installed.
FOCUSED ON THE HOSPITAL’S VALUE.
Intraoperative imaging is a major investment. As we integrate these systems, our Design team considers not only how these technologies can benefit the surgical team, but how they can maximize the hospital’s return-on-investment (ROI).
- Fostering interdepartmental collaboration. Design is critical to discovering creative solutions that maximize ROI. When designing an IMRIS Surgical Theatre, we always consider how certain elements can benefit other departments. For example, when properly positioned within the hospital and the Theatre itself, radiology can use the intraoperative scanner for diagnostics (when not in use by the surgical team).
- Providing a comprehensive solution. To create a groundbreaking IMRIS Surgical Theatre, it is essential to bring together the right technology providers. It can be an expensive, time-consuming administrative challenge that drains ROI. We’ve designed an alternative. At IMRIS, we provide a comprehensive solution – leveraging industry partnerships and incorporating Design into a complete process, a holistic solution that begins with initial consultation and carries through long-term support.
- Designing for the future. When we design an IMRIS Surgical Theatre, our team focuses on not only maximizing the hospital’s value for today, but also preparing for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. This proactive approach reduces future expenses and allows for continued evolution.
DRIVEN TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES.
Intraoperative imaging is producing better outcomes around the world – allowing clinicians to perform new, minimally invasive procedures and reducing the likelihood of follow-up surgeries.
Our architects and planners can help push this innovation further. Using our unique, ceiling-mounted rail system we’ve designed an intraoperative MRI scanner that moves to the patient, rather than the other way around. Scans can be taken without moving the patient from the surgical position, significantly reducing the risk of potential trauma and infection.