Vascular & Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Procedures

XI.       Vascular & Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Procedures

A.       Overview

  • Using fluoroscopy, radiologists perform image-guided vascular and non-vascular interventional procedures on the entire body from head to toe.
  • Using computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound, radiologists perform image-guided non-vascular interventional procedures on the entire body from head to toe.

B.        Facilities, Technical Capabilities & Limitations

  • There are four angiographic fluoroscopy suites for endovascular, biliary, urinary and other non-vascular interventions available for human research.
  • There are two CT scanners used for non-vascular interventions (e.g., biopsies) available for human research. 
  • All units produce high-quality digital images.
  • Images are viewable and archived on the Enterprise-wide McKesson PACS; CDs/DVDs can be created as needed.
  • Radiology reports are viewable through SCM/AEHR and can be printed as needed. 

Unit

Location

Type

Table Weight   Limits (Kg)

1

Third Floor,
Chandler Hospital, Pavilion H

Siemens Axiom Artis Zee Biplane

200

2

Siemens Axiom Artis Single Plane

200

3

Siemens Axiom Artis Single Plane

200

4

Siemens Axiom Artis Single Plane

170

 

Unit

Location

Type

Number of   Detectors

(“Slices”)

Table Weight   Limits (Kg)

Bore Diameter   (cm)

1

Second Floor,
Chandler Hospital, Pavilion H

Siemens Somatom Sensation OPEN 40

40

279

80

2

Siemens Somatom Definition AS 40

40

220

78

 C.        Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Other days/times by arrangement.

 D.        Personnel Resources

  • American Board of Radiology-certified, subspecialized Radiology Physicians (MDs).
  • American Board of Radiology-certified Medical Physicist (PhD).
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)-certified Radiology Technologists with subspecialty certification in Interventional Radiology or Computed Tomography.

 E.        Costs

  • Please discuss project and all applicable costs with Radiology Senior Research Coordinator prior to IRB and/or grant submission or renewal. 
  • Radiology costs include the technologist’s time to prepare and image the patient/human research subject according to protocol, process the image data, and archive the images to a CD/DVD if required by the investigator or study sponsor. 
  • Supply costs might be incurred, e.g., contrast media, catheters.
  • Professional services by radiology physicians and/or medical physicists are negotiable.