IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MRI Interventions, Inc. (OTCQB:MRIC) today announced the publication of a Technical Note in the Journal of Neurosurgery regarding the use of the Company's ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System in frameless, MRI-guided brain biopsy. The Technical Note highlighted the ClearPoint System's safety advantages of real-time visualization, ability to make adjustments and confirmation of trajectory and targeting through a minimally invasive approach.
Traditional frame-based stereotactic biopsies rely on preoperative images which limit the ability to account for the shift of intracranial structures, which may reduce the target accuracy at the biopsy site resulting in a missed sample.
"The ClearPoint system has already been used with Electrode Placement, Drug Infusion and Laser Ablation," said Dr. J. Bradley Elder, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. "Application of this technology to biopsy provides real time adaptability for needle trajectory, immediate imaging of complications and could eliminate misdiagnosis," said Dr. Elder.
The ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System is the only technology that 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 the brain's tissue 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.
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