IMRIS announced that it has received a Health Canada medical device license for its AccuTrack 3D image guidance tool for use in IMRIS neurosurgery suites.
The new software aids surgeons in critical decision making by utilising an ergonomic lightweight probe to quickly and accurately localise target anatomy before; and at any time during a neurosurgical procedure. This is achieved by enabling automatic registration of patient anatomy to intraoperative magnetic resonance images, rather than using the standard manual image registration to preoperative magnetic resonance images which do not accommodate brain shift and may therefore be less accurate.
The IMRIS system allows a high field magnetic resonance scanner to move into an operating room on demand before, during and after procedures without moving the patient. The patient is not required to be transported for scanning, thus optimum patient positioning is always maintained. Clinical workflow and access to the patient is not impacted and the magnetic resonance scanner is removed completely from the operating room when imaging is complete. This ensures a high degree of safety in the surgical environment and for the patient.
AccuTrack has CE mark regulatory approval in Europe and is FDA 510(k) pending in the United States.