THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE INTRAOPERATIVE IMAGING SOLUTION.
We’ve streamlined the construction experience – from rigging & installation to program management.
With comprehensive program management, we handle the countless variables that emerge when installing high-tech equipment into a medical environment.
We support the hospital’s general contractor, optimizing the process. We stay in close contact with the hospital, reducing interruption. We configure the rooms according to your hospital’s requirements, providing the level of expertise our stakeholders expect.
STORIES FROM THE THEATRE
“Elevating the Installation Experience.”
How do you get an 7.2 ton magnet, along with the steel infrastructure to support it, into the upper floor of a hospital?
We recently constructed a hybrid IMRIS Surgical Theatre at Tiantan Hospital in Beijing, China. It included the moving iMRI system, one of IMRIS’ core innovations, and installing it required some creative solutions. Fortunately, that’s where we excel.
Working closely with the hospital staff, we temporarily removed some of the building’s large windows, and then used a series of cranes to carefully lift the infrastructural components into the Theatre space.
Installing a surgical theatre is a logistical challenge like no other… especially when you’re working with innovative technology, things that have no precedent. You can’t treat it like a traditional construction project, because there’s nothing traditional about it. You have to have a Program Manager maintaining constant contact with all the stakeholders, especially hospital staff, through every stage of the process. It’s not enough to control what’s happening in your area of construction; the hospital is very active around you, and you have to be mindful of those variables and prepared to adapt.
With comprehensive program management and a solid line of communication, IMRIS is uniquely equipped to tackle the many challenges that emerge during the ‘Creation’ process.
– Rick Dolan, Program Manager, IMRIS
FROM PLANNING TO THE FIRST SURGICAL PROCEDURE.
Phase I: Planning
- Project launched
- Technical requirement drawings are provided to the customer
- Infrastructure drawings created with clinical oversight
- Final architectural design, sign-off and structural review
- Installation planning
Phase II: Execution
- Installation of rails, RF Shielding and medical equipment, including imaging modalities
Phase III: Commissioning
- System testing completed
- Clinical workflow and safety training provided
- Surgical theatre handed over to customer
YOUR HOSPITAL SPECIFIC STRATEGY.
Your hospital is unique – in terms of structure and space. As a result, construction challenges and hospital needs vary. Your strategy is customized to meet those needs. Beginning with the planning phase, we tailor every component of the construction process to maximize efficiency and minimize interruption.
We work collaboratively with hospital administrators, architects, and general contractors to create a construction schedule that integrates with your timeline. Your current clinical workflow is carefully considered as we optimize and integrate it with the new workflow. We also determine optimal access routes and plan around emergent challenges.
YOUR THEATRE FOR THE FUTURE.
IMRIS Surgical Theatres are designed for image-guided procedures, but they are also multifunctional, and the potential extends far beyond a single department or function.
With a single scanner for diagnostic and intraoperative imaging, and a technology platform that enables neurovascular procedures, the IMRIS Surgical Theatre is a scalable solution for a wide range of imaging modalities and clinical applications including neurosurgery, interventional radiology, and cardiology.
A two-room configuration generally has a diagnostic room and an operating room. A three-room configuration typically consists of an operating room, a diagnostic room, and a second operating room. All theatres come with a control room.
ENGAGING THE CLINICAL EDUCATION TEAM
EARLY IN THE DESIGN PROCESS.
Our Clinical Education Team will be involved in the Design process more than a year before installation is complete. During that time, they develop an education program unique to your surgical environment. By the time your IMRIS Surgical Theatre is handed over, your clinical staff will already be familiar with the nuances of the hybrid IMRIS Surgical Theatre. That’s critical to integrating workflow and maximizing the value of the system.