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FIRMM, by NOUS Imaging

About FIRMM

NOUS Imaging is a transformational medical imaging software company developing unique solutions in the MR space. Future applications are poised to revolutionize the way MR images are acquired and utilized in both adult and pediatric populations. The NOUS mission is to deliver cost-effective imaging enhancements, establish next-generation data analytics, and create a new patient-centric experience in the MR suite.

Headquartered in St. Louis with research collaborators across the United States, NOUS developed FIRMM to provide real-time monitoring and biofeedback technology that addresses the significant problem of patient motion during brain MR. The FIRMM software  solution efficiently imports MR images, analyzes, and displays motion data in real-time, enabling the operator and patient to become aware of head motion during scanning – ultimately supporting workflows, motion reduction, and scanning efficiency.

Our Team

Leadership

Nico Dosenbach,
MD, PhD

Co-Founder, Board Member

Damien Fair,
PA-C, PhD

Co-Founder, Board Member

Hans Schoepflin

Co-Founder

Ken Bruener

President & CEO

Jay Miller

Chairman of the Board

George Kokke

CFO, Board Member

Corey McCann,
MD, PhD

Board Member

Arun Krishnan

Chief Technology Officer

Ashley King

VP of Sales & Business Development

Todd Deckard

Director of Product

Our Team

Team

Abby Trefney

Executive Assistant

Jon Koller

Senior Engineer

Amy Mirro

Senior Engineer

Hasmik Grigoryan

Senior Engineer

Merin Kurian

Senior Engineer

David Welch

Senior Engineer

Laura Young

Grant Specialist

Robert Newman

Regulatory Consultant

Carolina d’Andrea

Critical Consultant

Our Team

Medical Advisory Board

Lawrence Tanenbaum, MD

Medical Advisor

Robert Mckinstry, MD, PhD

Medical Advisor

Max Wintermark, MD

Medical Advisor

Andre van der Kouwe, PhD

Medical Advisor

Walter Block, PhD

Medical Advisor

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FIRMM in Action

Imperceptible and uncorrected motion remains one of the most problematic factors in MRI imaging. An American College of Radiology study concluded that $115,000 a year is lost per scanner, and Nous Imaging research has revealed that as many as 20-25% of head scans must be repeated due to motion.

115000

$ saved per scanner

25

scans saved

55

Satisfied Users

Achieving Quality Results

OUR USERS

Our History

FIRMM Timeline

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  • Jan 2015

    FIRMM proof of concept, DOS terminal window

    FIRMM proof of concept, DOS terminal window

    January 1, 2015
  • Apr 2016

    FIRMM version 1, research interface and prototype

    FIRMM version 1, research interface and prototype

    April 1, 2016
  • Sep 2016

    ABCD study first FIRMM MR scan completed

    ABCD study first FIRMM MR scan completed

    September 1, 2016
  • May 2018

    Incorporation of NOUS Imaging, Inc.

    Incorporation of NOUS Imaging, Inc.

    May 1, 2018
  • Nov 2019

    First motion plot on commercial MR scanner

    First motion plot on commercial MR scanner

    November 1, 2019
  • Dec 2019

    NOUS Imaging introduces FIRMM at RSNA

    NOUS Imaging introduces FIRMM at RSNA

    December 1, 2019
  • Dec 2019

    $6.6M NIH Grant Award for FIRMM

    $6.6M NIH Grant Award for FIRMM

    December 2, 2019
  • Apr 2020

    FIRMM submitted to FDA for 510k clearance

    FIRMM submitted to FDA for 510k clearance

    April 1, 2020