IRVINE, Calif. - MRI Interventions, Inc. (OTCQB:MRIC), today announced the first MRI-guided placement of an electrode for a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure in the State of Arizona at Banner - University Medical Center, in Tucson.
"Utilizing the ClearPoint system for this procedure enabled us to place the electrode with sub-millimetric precision under real-time MRI guidance, verify accuracy and then send the patient home two days after her procedure," said Dr. Willard S. Kasoff, Assistant Professor and Director of the Neuromodulation Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
The ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System enables minimally-invasive neurosurgery under continuous MRI guidance, offering surgeons real-time direction and a direct view of the inside of a patient's brain during a procedure. MRI provides superior visualization of fine brain structures compared to other imaging technologies.
About MRI Interventions, Inc.
Building on the imaging power of MRI, MRI Interventions is creating innovative platforms for performing the next generation of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the brain and heart. 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.
MRI Interventions, Inc.
Wendelin Maners, Vice President Marketing