US-based MD Anderson has performed the first MRI-guided brain biopsy by using MRI Interventions' ClearPoint system.
ClearPoint System features reusable components, disposable components and intuitive, menu-driven software and is designed to allow biopsies, catheter and electrode insertions procedures to be performed in a hospital’s existing MRI suite.
The system facilitates physician to see and select a neurological target, aims MRI Interventions’ targeting device, and watches via MRI as the surgical instrument is advanced to the target.
The brain biopsy needle used in the neurological procedure at MD Anderson was manufactured by Ad-Tech Medical Instrument.
The company is also developing the ClearTrace system to enable MRI-guided catheter ablations to treat cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation.