IRVINE, Calif., May 31, 2016 - MRI Interventions, Inc. (OTCQB:MRIC), a commercial stage medical device company focused on creating innovative neuro navigation platforms for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures in the brain, today announced the completion of the first deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedure at the Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, using the Company’s ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System.
“We have been offering deep brain stimulation for our Parkinson’s Disease patients for over 3 years, but many patients were hesitant about the conventional stereotactic procedure. With ClearPoint, I was able to place the electrode with sub-millimeter accuracy while the patient was under general anesthesia. For a large group of patients who fear the traditional operating room approach, we can now offer an alternative,” said Dr. Mahesh Shenai, Director for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at the Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.
“By doing the electrode placement portion of the procedure under direct MRI guidance, Inova Fairfax can now offer a highly accurate, comfortable approach to their patients,” said Wendelin Maners, Vice President of Marketing. “We are committed to advancing the ClearPoint system’s proprietary real-time MRI neuro navigation platform into other therapies for which we can positively impact both patient outcomes and comfort.”
The ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System provides the surgeon with real-time MRI views of the patient’s brain anatomy at the time of surgical planning, device alignment, and navigation of the device to target, resulting in improved accuracy and reduced risk of brain shift associated with standard imaging techniques that often utilize static, pre-operative images and require attaching a large, metal stereotactic headframe to the patient.
About MRI Interventions, Inc.
Building on the imaging power of magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, MRI Interventions is creating innovative platforms for performing the next generation of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the brain. The ClearPoint System, which has received 510(k) clearance and is CE marked, utilizes a hospital’s existing diagnostic or intraoperative MRI suite to enable a range of minimally invasive procedures in the brain. For more information, please visit www.mriinterventions.com.
Wendelin Maners, VP, Marketing
MRI Interventions, Inc.
MRI Interventions, Inc.
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