MRI Interventions’ ClearPoint® Neuro Navigation System Reaches Milestone With Its 1,000th Procedure
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MRI Interventions, Inc. (OTCQB:MRIC) today announced that its ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System was utilized for its 1,000th neurosurgical procedure.
“More than one thousand patients have now benefited from the sub-millimeter accuracy and real-time, MRI-based visualization enabled by our ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System during brain surgeries such as electrode insertion, biopsies and catheter placement,” commented Frank Grillo, President and CEO of MRI Interventions. “As adoption of our technology continues to grow, we are proud to work with innovative neurosurgeons and medical centers to offer minimally invasive surgical options for their patients.”
The ClearPoint system allows surgeons to plan, target, and adjust trajectories under continuous real-time MRI-guided visualization. Since receiving 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, the ClearPoint system has been utilized by more than 40 leading institutions across the country.
"The ClearPoint System combines highly accurate stereotactic targeting with intra-operative MRI confirmation and improved patient comfort and safety," said Dr. Rees Cosgrove, Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, who performed the one-thousandth procedure.
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. 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.
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