The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Image-guided surgery and therapy with simulation, smart tools and imaging

Areas of expertise

The Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention is an image-guided research facility with expertise in millimetre-sized surgical-tools development, integrated MR intervention, virtual-reality surgical training and non-invasive focused ultrasound treatment.

Research services
  • 3D printing (SLA and powder material)
  • Anatomical model development
  • Dedicated clinical 3T MR for imaging and interventional
  • Philips Sonalleve HIFU system
  • Animal HIFU system
  • Open-architecture robotic test bed
  • Da Vinci test kit
  • Surgical simulation
  • Natural orifice surgery
  • Neuroendoscopy
Sectors of application
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment



Spectrum Z510 printer

3D printer capable of printing hard and soft models

Form 1 printer

SLA printer for rapid prototyping

Philips Achieva 3TX

Clinical 3T MRI

Philips Sonalleve

Clinical high-intensity focused ultrasound


Animal high-intensity focused ultrasound

Robotics test bed

Three Denso VP-6 robotic manipulators connected in an open-architecture test bed for controller and surgical-tool development with NDI optical tracker

Da Vinci test kit

Da Vinci test kit for training and evaluation for robotic pediatric surgery

Patient-specific surgical simulator (P3S)

Virtual-reality surgical simulator for general surgery procedures

Pediatric laparoscopic trainer

Laparoscopic trainer box for pediatric procedures that include motion and force tracking

Visionsense 3D laparoscope

3D endoscope for neuroendoscopy

  • MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA)
  • Philips Healthcare
  • L3-MAPPS
  • Engineering Services Inc. (ESI)