Pioneers of Intraoperative Design.

IMRIS Surgical Theatre

 

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. 

 

Surgeon workflow drawing

 

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.

 

IMRIS iMRI ceiling-mounted rail

 

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.

 

Grandfather and grandson in IMRIS Surgical Theatre

 

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.


IMRIS and Hill-Rom Announce FDA Clearance of New MRI-Conditional Surgical Table For Hybrid OR


The multi-functional, MRI-conditional table is designed for complex neurosurgery and enhanced intraoperative scanning workflow; accommodates multiple specialties with a range of tabletops

CHICAGO – RSNA 2017 (November 27, 2017) – IMRIS and Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) announced that Hill-Rom’s Trumpf Medical has completed device listing and registration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new multi-functional operating room table specifically designed for the IMRIS Surgical Theatre. This innovative joint development integrates a new IMRIS MR Neuro tabletop and Hill-Rom’s TruSystem® 7500 Surgical Table platform with the IMRIS Surgical Theatre to support better patient treatment.

The new surgical table system will be an essential component of the IMRIS Surgical Theatre – a suite of intraoperative imaging technologies that allow neurosurgeons to see critical anatomical detail during surgery, without moving the patient from the operating table.

The new TruSystem™ 7500 MR Neuro Surgical Table is specifically engineered for the MRI environment, integrates with the IMRIS Head Fixation portfolio, and is segmented for optimal patient positioning. Furthermore, the multi-functional design offers the flexibility of interchangeable tops and therefore multi-disciplinary use.

“Our customers challenged us to develop a premium surgical table to be a key component of the IMRIS Surgical Theatre with the reliability and flexibility to meet the needs of current and future surgical applications,” said IMRIS President and CEO Andrew Flanagan. “Our partnership with Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions leverages the reliability and advanced features of the TruSystem® Surgical Table platform together with the MR Neuro tabletop and head fixation system. This new offering will become a key part of our mission to optimize the surgical workflow.”

The IMRIS Surgical Theatre features the world’s only moving ceiling-mounted iMRI and iCT solution that delivers advanced imaging in the surgical environment. The images give neurosurgeons greater precision, improve patient outcomes and eliminate the risks inherent in moving a patient during a procedure.

Hill-Rom is a global leader in developing innovative technology for operating rooms and intensive care units. Rapid, smooth workflows are of life-saving importance, and its digital systems and automated intelligence solutions are becoming a standard of care in hospitals worldwide.

“We’re thrilled to partner with IMRIS, to offer enhanced flexibility and efficiency for surgeons with the integration of the IMRIS Surgical Theatre and the TruSystem® 7500 MR Neuro Surgical Table,” said Francisco Canal Vega, president of Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions. “Our proven reliability, ergonomic design and range of options will prove to be a valuable addition to the IMRIS portfolio, meeting the demands of the neurosurgeon and the expectations of hospital administration.”

The new surgical table will be part of a limited market evaluation to understand how this new system can be best utilized to elevate the intraoperative experience. Full market launch is expected in early 2018.

About IMRIS

As a leader in image guided therapy solutions, IMRIS offers the most advanced hybrid surgical theatres with the world’s first and only moving ceiling-mounted iMRI and iCT technology that gives neurosurgeons access to high-quality image detail pre-, mid- and post-operation. With a unique symphony of engineering and advanced imaging technology, the IMRIS Surgical Theatre is built for the human experience and inspired by the human mind. IMRIS serves leading hospitals worldwide, offering optimized workflow for surgeons, maximum value for hospitals and better outcomes for patients. As part of its four-pronged business model – Consult, Design, Create and Support – each IMRIS Surgical Theatre is custom-developed for the hospital and surgeons to uniquely compliment their workflow and intended use. For more information, call 763.203.6300, email info@imris.com or visit www.imris.com.

About Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health care providers in more than 100 countries, across all care settings, by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency and Respiratory Health. Hill-Rom’s people, products and programs work towards one mission: Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers. Visit www.hill-rom.com for more information.

TruSystem is a registered trademark of Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG.

©2017 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 


Introducing the New IMRIS to Pediatric Neurosurgeons: 2017 AANS-CNS Annual Meeting

This year’s AANS-CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Meeting is expected to draw more than 350 U.S. and international pediatric neurosurgeons. The annual meeting is being held November 28 – December 1 in Houston, and IMRIS will be showcasing its new brand and consulting services. Experts from IMRIS will also be on hand to answer questions at Booth #107

Intraoperative imaging is improving patient outcomes like never before. This year alone, nearly 5,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. With life-saving iMRI technology, pediatric neurosurgeons will be better equipped to validate total resection of tumors during surgery, minimizing the need for follow-up surgeries that take both a physical and emotional toll on young patients and their loved ones.

Designing, creating and supporting this technology requires an unparalleled depth of knowledge and a team of skilled consultants. IMRIS is more than the creators of the world’s first and only moveable iMRI. They are the innovators, the visionaries, the global leaders of intraoperative imaging – and institutions everywhere are turning to IMRIS consultants for a complete, full-service solution that delivers:

At IMRIS, the future is all about making life better for the people we serve.

Because the future of IMRIS is the future of health. And the future of health is human.

Discover the future of IMRIS at AANS-CNS 2017: Booth #107.  Make an appointment by contacting Kelly Martin at kmartin@imris.com or (763) 203-6346


Intraoperative imaging has evolved. So has IMRIS.

Our Executive Vice President of Operations explains the uniquely comprehensive solution of IMRIS’ new & expanded consulting services – and why this matters to the people we serve.

Our consulting services are more robust than ever. We’ve increased our staff, expanded our capabilities and redoubled our service commitment – leveraging years of intraoperative imaging solutions to bring our clients a comprehensive service-package unmatched in the industry.

Now, we’re partnering with surgeons & hospitals around the world to elevate not only the medical experience, but the human experience.

intraoperative imaging

 

Discover consultants who stand with you.

IMRIS is the premier innovator in the intraoperative imaging market. In 2005, we revolutionized the industry by launching the world’s first and only moveable iMRI: an intraoperative imaging device that moves to the patient, rather than the other way around.

Now, our team of consultants are standing with neurosurgeons and hospitals around the world to provide an unparalleled full-service solution.

Click here to learn more about IMRIS’ consulting services and our 4-pillar process: Consult, Design, Create, Support.

 

 


IMRIS Unveils New Brand and Comprehensive Consulting Services at 2017 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

BOSTON, Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IMRIS, the global leader in intraoperative imaging, unveiled its new corporate brand identity and its comprehensive consulting services approach during the 2017 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting in booth #601. The new brand, “IMRIS: For the Human Experience,” goes beyond technology solutions to focus on the people impacted by IMRIS’ work – clinicians, hospital administrators and, most importantly, patients and their families. The brand was developed in part to communicate IMRIS’ new position in the industry: not only as a provider of the premier IMRIS Surgical Theatre, but as the world’s foremost provider of robust consulting solutions for the hybrid OR market. The news comes on the heels of the company’s two-year anniversary under new ownership and strong financial growth. Continue reading…


CNS 2017: Experience The New IMRIS

On October 7-11, neuroscience medical practitioners, administrators and innovators are gathering at The Congress of Neurological Surgeons – to learn about cutting-edge procedures, approaches and technologies in the field.

At this year’s event, the world is discovering the future of IMRIS.

EXPERIENCE A NEW VISION

Right now, all over the medical world, intraoperative imaging is improving patient outcomes like never before. But designing, creating and supporting this technology requires an unparalleled depth of knowledge and a team of skilled consultants.

We have a new vision for IMRIS: We are more than the creators of the world’s first & only moveable iMRI. We are the innovators, the visionaries, the global leaders of intraoperative imaging – and institutions everywhere are turning to our consultants for a complete, full-service solution.

EXPERIENCE A FRESH START

IMRIS is the global leader of intraoperative imaging solutions. Now, we’re leveraging our unparalleled depth of experience to lead the world into the future of health… a future where technology and design are always centered on humanity:

  • Better outcomes for patients
  • Optimized workflow for clinical teams
  • Maximum value for hospitals

At IMRIS, the future is all about making life better for the people we serve.

Because the future of IMRIS is the future of health. And the future of health is human.

EXPERIENCE THE NEW IMRIS

At IMRIS, we see patients the way surgeons see patients. And as we create the world’s most advanced hybrid operating theatres, this human connection drives us to elevate not only the medical experience…

…but the human experience.

Consult. Design. Create. Support.

IMRIS: For the Human Experience.

Discover the future of IMRIS at CNS 2017: Booth #601.


The Growing IMRIS Team: Culture of Collaboration and Innovation Centered on the Human Experience

The IMRIS team has a lot to be proud of and to look forward to as new growth opens the door for more talent and resources internally.

IMRIS has faced its fair share of challenges in the past, overcoming a reorganization in 2015, adapting to new ownership and shifting roles. A major turning point occurred for the team in August 2015 when they were acquired by Deerfield Management, a $6 billion parent company that knew the potential and value of IMRIS innovation – and the value of its talent. With the support and leadership of new CEO Andrew Flanagan, the team was able to begin narrowing its focus on a new operational plan that centers on clients and patients. Since then, they’ve achieved record earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) generation, 44 percent revenue growth in 2016, as well as 68 percent growth in 2017 year-to-date (YTD) contract bookings.

Since Sarah Fyfe, Vice President of Talent and Culture, came on board in 2016, she and the leadership team have spent a lot of time thinking about who they want to be both as a brand and a culture. “We’re focused on building a customer-centric organization that’s heavily concentrated on innovation – not just with our products, but in the way in which we operate, collaborate and work together cross-functionally,” Sarah says.

As part of its rebrand this year, IMRIS introduced a new four-pillared approach – Consult, Design, Create, Support – that leverages the unique skillset and depth of knowledge within the company to partner with clients in a way unlike anyone else in the industry. “It’s great to see employees self-identify with each of these pillars and see how their roles fit into the larger vision of the company,” Sarah remarks.

As IMRIS continues to see significant growth, they look forward to ways that they can develop employees internally as well as grow their team from just over 80 to close to triple digits by year end. Beyond technical skill, Sarah and the leadership team are looking for fellow collaborators, those who can think creatively and cross-functionally to carry forward the IMRIS legacy of innovation. And they’re looking for teammates who believe in the mission.

“Everyone at IMRIS realizes the direct impact they have, and that’s attractive to people,” Sarah says. The IMRIS team embraces the vision for how each member can make a difference in the lives of surgeons, hospital administrators, patients and their families. Sarah explains that employees appreciate being able to see the immediate influence their work and ideas have on IMRIS’ strategy and success. Among other attractive perks, IMRIS offers an onsite fitness facility and fully-staffed bistro that offers breakfast and lunch every day at a highly subsidized rate. “For a small organization like ours, we have a lot of big company benefits,” Sarah says.

IMRIS leaders know the future won’t be without challenges. In a fast-moving industry, they’ll face pressures of various kinds as they continue to set the bar higher. “We never want to lose sight of who we are and what we’re here for,” Sarah says.

Alignment, she notes, is critical. After a company-wide gathering this fall to unveil the new brand and strategic direction focused on “IMRIS: For the Human Experience,” Sarah and her team surveyed employees to gauge their perspective. As a result, more than 97 percent said that they are encouraged about the direction that IMRIS is headed. This level of internal alignment is covetable for organizations of any kind, but especially for this team that has overcome great obstacles. With a clear vision, winning solutions and the right team in place, IMRIS is poised for significant future growth together.

Interested in joining the rapidly growing IMRIS team? Please visit the Careers page online for more information on current openings.


The Big Think

On Tuesday, September 12, the entire IMRIS team gathered for a company-wide celebration of several major milestones: the two-year anniversary since being acquired by Deerfield Management, significant growth with record revenue generation, and the unveiling of a new brand identity.  

The evening began in a theater with a single violinist playing a striking melody, joined by a guitarist and a chalk artist standing beneath his 10-foot tall creation. In vibrant blues and purples stood the illustration of a human brain and a bold, caption that read, “We think. Therefore, we are IMRIS.” As a pair of narrators took the stage, they told an animated story of how IMRIS was born from a single thought, which became a symphony of thoughts, involving minds of all kinds working together for a single purpose.


Andy Flanagan, IMRIS President and CEO addresses IMRIS global employees.

The human mind is both the analogy and the literal representation of the story, and the new brand that was unveiled, “IMRIS: for the Human Experience.” The brain is the outcome that IMRIS exists for as well as the model for the unique, integrated and highly customized solutions they create.

“The human experience, to me, means never forgetting why we are here and what we can do to impact patients’ lives in a positive manner,” said IMRIS employee Mark R.

As the evening unfolded, the team celebrated an incredible corporate comeback story. Just over two years ago, under previous ownership, IMRIS was preparing for bankruptcy. In August 2015 through a reorganization and the backing of $6 billion parent company Deerfield Management, IMRIS emerged under a new LLC, leadership and focus. Since the acquisition, strong business growth and management execution has resulted in record EBIDTA generation and 44% revenue growth in 2016, as well as 68% growth in 2017 YTD contract bookings by winning multi-million dollar deals with hospitals around the world . In addition, IMRIS has and will continue to add a significant number of new employees to support current business as well as future growth.

As a proven leader once again in the intraoperative imaging space, the new brand establishes a deeper vision the company has to elevate not just the medical experience, but the human experience. IMRIS goes beyond technology solutions to focus on the people impacted by the work – physicians, clinicians, hospital administrators and, most importantly, patients and their families. The brand was developed in part to communicate IMRIS’ new position in the industry: not only as a provider of premier medical technology, but as the world’s foremost provider of robust consulting solutions for intraoperative imaging. With this new focus, IMRIS unveiled a new four pillar business process – Consult, Design, Create, Support – that will guide their services and product development going forward.

“We’re charting a new path around the human experience, because that’s what matters in the end,” President and CEO Andrew Flanagan said as he addressed his team. “If you want to know how I feel about something, think about how it impacts the humans involved – the neurosurgeons, the patients and their families – that’s the human experience.”


IMRIS Reports Strong Financial Growth Following Two-year Anniversary Under New Ownership

IMRIS Reports Strong Financial Growth Following Two-Year Anniversary 
Under New Ownership

Milestone Highlights Significant Progress, Investments for Future Success

MINNETONKA, MINN. (September 12, 2017) – IMRIS, the global leader in intraoperative imaging, recently celebrated its two-year anniversary under new ownership with strong financial growth and strategic investments for continued future success. Through a reorganization and the backing of parent company Deerfield Management in August 2015, IMRIS emerged under a new LLC, brand, leadership and focus. Since then, strong business growth and management execution has resulted in record earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) generation, 44 percent revenue growth in 2016, as well as 68 percent growth in 2017 year-to-date (YTD) contract bookings by winning multi-million dollar contracts with top-tier hospitals around the world. In addition, IMRIS has and will continue to add a significant number of new employees to support current business as well as expected future growth.

“We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in a short period of time which includes active investments in future growth opportunities that leverage our talent and expertise in consulting, designing, creating and supporting IMRIS Surgical Theatres,” says IMRIS President and CEO Andrew Flanagan. “We’re focused on building the most advanced intraoperative surgical theatres with optimized workflow for neurosurgeons, better outcomes for patients and maximum value for hospitals.”

The company’s flagship IMRIS Surgical Theatre solution features the world’s only moving ceiling-mounted intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) or computed tomography (iCT) imaging modality, allowing neurosurgeons to see critical anatomical detail while the patient is on the operating table. The IMRIS solution gives surgeons a way to bring advanced imaging technology to the patient rather than moving the patient in and out of the imaging system. The results are life-changing, giving neurosurgeons greater precision and accuracy during surgery, reducing the need for additional operations and eliminating exposing patients to possible infection when moving in and out of the OR.

Increasing numbers of neurosurgeons and administrators are now considering the IMRIS Surgical Theatre solution as standard of care in their hospitals resulting from the increased efficiency and accuracy it brings to neurosurgeons and hospitals, and improvements in patient outcomes. In the past two years, the company has expanded its customer base to more than 75 customers worldwide in some of the most prestigious hospitals globally including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Beijing Tiantan Hospital. To date, more than 30,000 patient lives have been impacted by the IMRIS Surgical Theatre solution.

With tens of thousands of lives impacted so far, IMRIS is keeping a sharp focus towards the future – to further expand their offerings and empower surgeons and hospitals to elevate both the medical and the human experience. 

 

ABOUT IMRIS

As a leader in image guided therapy solutions, IMRIS offers the most advanced hybrid surgical theatres with the world’s first and only moving ceiling-mounted iMRI and iCT technology that gives neurosurgeons access to high-quality image detail pre-, mid- and post-operation. With a unique symphony of engineering and advanced imaging technology, the IMRIS Surgical Theatre is built for the human experience and inspired by the human mind. IMRIS serves leading hospitals worldwide, offering optimized workflow for surgeons, maximum value for hospitals and better outcomes for patients. As part of its four-pronged business model – Consult, Design, Create and Support – each IMRIS Surgical Theatre is custom-developed for the hospital and surgeons to uniquely compliment their workflow and intended use. For more information, call 763.203.6300, email info@imris.com or visit www.imris.com.


Pediatric Neurosurgeons rely on IMRIS Surgical Theatre to help save children’s lives

This year alone, nearly 5,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with a brain tumor – a frightening experience for both children and their loved ones, who never imagine that they will be the ones to have to navigate this hardship.

For Willie and Pleshette Young, the news came unexpectedly – as it often does – after their six-year-old son, Willie, Jr. was rushed to the emergency room. When they arrived at the hospital, a CT scan detected a life-threatening tumor and Willie was sent to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami for emergency surgery.

It can be challenging for surgeons to distinguish with the naked eye between tumorous tissue and normal brain tissue to determine how much of a tumor has been removed in surgery for adults, let alone small children. Historically, it has often been necessary to perform multiple surgeries to ensure total resection of the tumor, that the doctor is only able to validate with high definition imaging that’s conducted after the surgery.

Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI), however, is changing that.

With the IMRIS Surgical Theatre, pediatric neurosurgeons can check their work as they go, to optimize their workflow and minimize the need for a second surgery – ultimately improving the outcome for the child.

According to several studies, surgeons using iMRI technology modified their procedure in 40 percent of all cases based on findings of the mid-procedure imaging. Additionally, surgeons increased their total resection rate for patients by more than 30 percent. Thanks to the IMRIS Surgical Theatre, the neurosurgical team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami is able to quickly respond to life-threatening tumors and ensure the most effective surgeries possible for young children like Willie Young, Jr. 

To date, more than 30,000 patients have benefited from IMRIS’ intraoperative MRI and CT technology in more than 75 hospitals around the globe. With the IMRIS Surgical Theatre, hospitals can leverage this life-saving technology to streamline workflows, optimize their capabilities and give families like the Youngs the care and quality they need. For families and surgeons who have benefited from IMRIS, the outcomes are invaluable. As pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Toba Niazi stated, “this needs to be the gold standard.”

WFMZ-TV recently shared Willie’s story and how the IMRIS Surgical Theatre played a role in saving his life. To view the complete story, click here