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MRI Interventions’ ClearPoint® Neuro Navigation System Utilized for the First Time at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

IRVINE, Calif., June 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MRI Interventions, Inc. (OTCQB:MRIC), a commercial stage medical device company focused on creating innovative platforms for performing the next generation of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the brain, today announced the first ClearPoint enabled pediatric laser ablation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

By using the ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System on this young patient, the trajectory and target identification were visible to the surgeon under real time MRI guidance and enabled the surgeon, through a 4mm hole, to perform the ablation inside the brain with sub-millimetric precision.

“More than one-thousand patients have been treated with 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 Wendelin Maners, Vice President of Marketing, MRI Interventions. “We are proud to work with innovative neurosurgeons and medical centers to offer minimally invasive surgical options for their patients.”

The ClearPoint Neuro Navigation System allows surgeons to plan, target, and adjust trajectories of electrodes, catheters and needles under real time MRI-guided visualization without attaching a large, metal stereotactic headframe to the patient. The entire procedure takes place in an MRI suite and eliminates the need to move the patient to and from an operating room and an MRI scanner.

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. 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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Contact: Wendelin Maners, VP, Marketing MRI Interventions, Inc. 949-900-6833

Source:MRI Interventions, Inc.