This project added two new operating
rooms with MRI capabilities to the second floor
operating room complex. The new operating rooms increase
the hospital's ability to meet its increasing surgical
load, and also allows the hospital to offer advanced surgical
procedures incorporating surgery and MRI imaging in one
operation. The MRI reduces the necessity of
either doing invasive examinations of the surgery site in the
operating room or moving the patient to an MRI imaging
room in the middle of surgery.
The magnet will move between the two operating rooms and will provide the surgeon
the ability to evaluate the results of the operation prior to completing the procedure,
ensuring a more successful outcome.
One of the two operating rooms will also have a bi plane xray system which
will be used for treating difficult cardiac conditions, including rhythm disorders,
heart failure and coronary artery disease. It is the first such installation in the U.S.