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OHSU Hospital

New interventional room at OHSU Hospital with Siemens Axiom Artis system.
Philips Allura Xper FD20, Biplane with CT capability.

The Dotter Interventional Institute is made up of the clinical facilities in OHSU and Veterans Hospitals and the Charles Dotter Memorial Laboratory. Presently, the Dotter Interventional Institute occupies approximately 5,268 square feet in the "A" wing of the 11th floor of Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital. Located within this space are the following five interventional laboratories:

  • Philips Allura Xper FD20, Biplane with CT capability, placed in service in July 2008
  • Philips Integris BV 5000, Biplane Neuro and Vascular System, placed into service in September 1999
  • OEC Series 9800 Mobile Digital Imaging system, placed into service in February 2001
  • Siemens Axiom Artis, installed with a flat panel image intensifier digital imaging system with neuro 3-D capability. Placed into service in September 2004 with Dyna CT capability added in September 2009.
  • Siemens Axiom Artis digital imaging system with 3-D capability. Placed into service in July 2004.

In addition to the above interventional labs, faculty and administrative offices, a conference room, a neurointerventional reading area, a patient holding room, and supply/equipment storage are located in this space. A 21 bed interventional recovery unit is located on the 11th floor, C-wing immediately adjacent to the interventional radiology suites. The interventional recovery unit is shared with cardiology and diagnostic radiology.

The Philips Integris BV 5000, Biplane Neuro and Vascular System is planned to be replaced in 2011. This project will also include facility remodeling of the procedure/control room.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital

New interventional O.R. - compatible room in the V.A. Hospital with Siemens Multistar system.

The Dotter Institute staff provides Interventional Radiology and Interventional Neuroradiology services at the Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center (PVAMC). The PVAMC has two separate angiographic laboratories located within the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. A Toshiba V1-VB/3D Biplane Angiographic system was installed in 2007, replacing the older Siemens system. This Toshiba lab is a complete Neuro-vascular system designed for both diagnostic and interventional procedures. It is a Bi-plane Image Intensifier system capable of 3D rotational angiography utilizing a separate Vitrea 3D workstation. It is one of the few systems available able to perform both Interventional Neuroradiology, and still image the extremities for Body Interventional Procedures. In November 2009 a Toshiba Vf-i/SP Floor mounted Multi-Access Vascular Angiography system will be installed into the second angiographic suite, which is also O.R. compatible, and suitable for endograft placements. This new Flat Panel system features a state of the art 5-Axis C-arm with tilt table, 3D rotational angiography and is suitable for all Body Interventional procedures. In addition to the angiographic procedural suites, there is faculty office space, a conference room equipped with PACS system and 3D Terrarecon workstation, a small technologist lounge, and storage area. There is also a separate patient holding/small procedure room adjacent to the angiographic suites with patient monitoring equipment and computer access.