New Interventional Radiology CT Suite
August 17th, 2021
The Department of Radiology is pleased to announce the opening of its first space dedicated to Interventional Radiology Computed Tomography (CT) as part of the 300P (Renewal Program).
IR CT is the first dedicated space within Stanford Medicine that focuses solely on IR CT scans and procedures. The new, state-of-the-art equipment replaces 20 year-old technology that was previously used. According to Rusty Hofmann, MD, professor and chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology, "This new room has been purpose built to do interventions and so the room is significantly larger, two to three times larger to handle the tumor ablation equipment we use to easily accommodate general anesthesia and also a larger space in the control room because we have a much larger team.”
Most patients who will be seen in this space will be cancer patients, but there are others who will be treated as well. There will also be patients that have Infections that are deep inside their abdomen or their chest. The new CT scanner is the first step in a multi-year process of locating all of interventional radiology operations in one central location in the center of the medical center complex.
A second IR CT room aptly named IR CT 2 is in the planning stage and is set to open to patients in the next few years.
Source: Stanford Health Care