Hybrid operating room in the iMRI suite.
All imaging equipment has arrived at the new Stanford Hospital. The new state-of-the-art equipment includes four magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, three computed tomography (CT) scanners and five X-ray machines, as well as interventional radiology equipment for image-guided rooms.
All imaging equipment will be located on Level 1 of the new hospital, except for the intraoperative MRI (iMRI), which is being installed in a suite adjacent to the hybrid operating rooms on Level 2.
The iMRI is an exciting new feature which allows a patient to be scanned in an adjacent room during surgery, providing real-time images to the surgeon. Traditionally, MRIs are post-op, and taking images during surgery increases the precision of the procedure. This process enables safer surgeries while potentially decreasing the need for additional procedures.
Installation of imaging equipment will continue through the end of January. Following completion, calibration of the MRI machines will begin.