Planning Srategies | IMRIS

By: Imris  09-12-2011
Keywords: Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging, Future Planning

Success wit the VISIUS Surgical Theatre begins with planning

VISIUS Surgical Theatre can be configured with rooms and technology in many ways to meet the objectives of the hospital.  The approach to configuring a theatre can follow many paths, but generally addresses the issues of applications, collaboration, utilization and readiness for the future.

Applications

Imaging modalities are selected to suit the range of clinical applications in each room. For example, intraoperative MR imaging (iMRI), intraoperative CT (iCT) or a combination of iMRI and X-ray angiography can be used to meet the needs of cranial and spinal neurosurgery.

Collaboration

The breadth of open surgical applications and catheter-based treatments that can be performed in VISIUS Surgical Theatre creates opportunities for multiple departments to collaborate on its investment and to optimize its utilization.  Neurosurgery, Interventional Radiology, Cardiology and others can join interests and resources in an integrated theatre.

Utilization

Hospitals can configure a VISIUS Surgical Theatre with a diagnostic room or with a magnet bay where the MR remains when not in use.  A diagnostic room allows hospitals to optimize utilization by managing their volume of diagnostic imaging and intraoperative imaging procedures to enhance return on investment.  Alternatively, a magnet bay is sufficient when the objective is to dedicate imaging assets to intraoperative procedures within specific departments.

Readiness for Future

Planning for growth at the time of investment minimizes future construction costs and equipment upgrades.  For example, a theatre can be configured for the future addition of another room to meet patient volume expectations.  Strategies to adapt for expanding clinical applications include:

  • Allocate space within a room for a future angio system to enable interventional treatment
  • Configure the MR with appropriate an engine for future cardiac or cerebrovascular imaging
  • Design the support structure to enable upgrade from 1.5T to 3T to meet advanced imaging requirements

Keywords: Diagnostic Imaging, Future Planning, Imaging, Imaging Requirements,

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