About Interventional Radiology
The Vascular and Interventional Section consists of 6 CAQ-eligible or certified interventional radiology faculty members. The ancillary staff of the department includes 1 physician assistant, 14 nurses and 17 technologists.
The facility has 5 dedicated angiographic interventional suites as well as a treatment room and two PICC suites. Three, including 1 biplane interventional neuroradiology room, have state-of-the-art Siemens equipment. One is a new, unique Philips angiography suite with a cutting edge angiography suite and an attached, dedicated interventional CT unit.
The other suite will be updated in the next year to a combine VIR/biplane Neuro-angiography suite. All labs have dedicated US, now including four new GE units.
A recently constructed dedicated IR clinic is in place with 4 examining rooms. The clinic is staffed with 2 dedicated secretaries and a coordinator. The clinic includes a patient waiting area and a physician workroom. The clinic is adjacent to the angiography suites for easy access. The remaining IR clinical area has been extensively renovated over the last year, providing improved patient access and throughput as well as increased observational, monitoring, office and conference areas. Planning for a free-standing outpatient IR facility is underway.
The department has recently begun to provide Interventional Services at a 125-bed hospital in an adjacent county, approximately 45 minutes west, in a state-of-the-art angiographic suite. We look at this practice as providing for the growth of vascular interventions and of training in that discipline.