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Dotter Interventional Research Laboratory

Opened in April 1989, the Dotter Research Laboratory is available for use by members of the Institute, scientists from all clinical disciplines who are interested in research on interventional techniques and devices, and equipment and device manufacturers for pre-market testing of their products. The lab was created out of a former campus fire station through generous gifts from Cook Group Inc. and the dean of the School of Medicine. An expansion, completed in October 1993, supported partially by the clinical faculty donations, doubled the space of the original research lab from 5000 to 10000 square feet.

Presently, the Interventional research facilities include two angiographic laboratories. A GE-OEC Medical Systems 9800 Cardiac Unit, which was purchased by the clinical faculty of the Institute is used in one room while the other room is currently equipped with a GE-OEC 9600. Both GE-OEC mobile systems are capable of 30 frames/sec, road mapping and vessel size measurements and digital file storage to a PC.

Interventional room in research laboratory with OEC 9800 system

In addition to the angiographic facilities, the top floor of the building houses a conference room containing the Charles Dotter Museum and offices. Offices for the Institute’s director, director of research, research laboratory director, Josef Rösch, research engineer, department manager, along with a large workshop for creating and manufacturing new devices, are located on the second floor. The lower floor is utilized by research and visiting fellows and has areas for storage. Besides daily use as a research facility, the Dotter Interventional Research Laboratory has been the site of many interventional meetings and training programs.