iMRI is an imaging technique that enables surgeons to examine a patient while they are operating on the patient. It helps minimize the risk of damaging the brain while preserving its integrity.

High-field iMRI is typically performed more cost-effectively than other imaging techniques. Its advantages include improved detection of residual tumor and shorter operating room time. There are a couple of ranges of İMRI which gives an advantage for a simpler operating preparation and to be portable. The disadvantage of this is the quality of the image resolution. A better strength is available in 1.5 and 3T which provides a good spatial and contrast for surgeons to be more accurate in evaluating the images. High-field İMRI needs to be operated in an adjacent room as the MRI magnet has a high-field. The patient would need to move towards the magnet to get the image, or you could have the İMRI move around the patient by having the MRI magnet hanging from the ceiling-mounted rails to get the images. The other approach would be by not moving the patient from the operating theater which will improve workflow and the safety of airway control, monitoring, and head control.

The most need for IMRI is by neurosurgery, especially to remove brain tumors. The system can also be used for interventional neurovascular operations.