Baptist Hospital of Miami acquires IMRIS VISIUS intraoperative CT
Purchase marks first sale for new Deerfield Imaging entity
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, October 8, 2015 – IMRIS from Deerfield Imaging (“Deerfield Imaging” or “the Company”) today announced that Baptist Hospital of Miami has agreed to purchase a VISIUS® iCT system to add to their previously acquired VISIUS Surgical Theatre with intraoperative MRI (iMRI). The sale marks the first intraoperative system sale for the new Deerfield Imaging entity which purchased the IMRIS brand and product solutions on Aug. 12.
Deerfield Imaging President and CEO Jay D. Miller said this important sales milestone is a significant step for the Company and Baptist Hospital. “IMRIS solutions continue to bring the highest quality imaging directly to the point of therapy where it can be most effective,” he said. “We expect these modalities will further improve the outcomes for a growing number of neurosurgical and spinal applications and conditions. As the industry’s intraoperative expert, Deerfield Imaging continues to collaborate with neurosurgeons and hospitals for improving neurosurgical outcomes and enabling new techniques and procedures.”
The VISIUS Surgical Theatre at Baptist Hospital will become the second operating suite in the world to have access to both intraoperative MRI and CT modalities without moving the patient. In addition, this VISIUS iMRI installation will be the first utilizing the leading Siemens Healthcare Aera 1.5T (tesla) scanner. Initial iMRI cases are planned to begin in October with intraoperative CT installation planned in 2016.