Most Advanced Medical Imaging
Intraoperative MRI (iMRI)
OHSU Doernbecher has the first pediatric intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility on the West Coast. The Doernbecher intraoperative MRI, or iMRI for short, uses a 3-Tesla magnet, which is incredibly powerful, to generate high-resolution images right in the operating room. The 10-ton unit glides from an adjacent room on industrial-strength rails, then retracts when the scan is finished. Bringing the MRI into the operating room means surgeons do not need to move delicate pediatric patients in and out of the operating room during surgery.
Intraoperative Computed Tomography (iCT)
This new technique uses advanced medical imaging to improve the accuracy and safety of placement of electrodes in the brain (e.g. deep brain stimulation). Patients do not need to be awake during this surgery. An MRI of the patient’s brain is obtained before surgery and during surgery a CT scan provides improved clarity for surgeons to place electrodes.
Stereotactic Computer Assisted Neurosurgery
Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC)
Telemedicine Network: Partnering with InTouch Health®'s state-of-the-art technology
The OHSU Telemedicine Network has recently launched and is working towards bringing access to stroke neurologists, 24/7, to patients in community hospitals throughout the state of Oregon. Through this network, physicians at participating hospitals will be able to consult with stroke specialists to help diagnose and collaborate in development of treatment plans for their patients.
Digital patient data
Electronic medical records
OHSU uses the EpicCare electronic medical record (EMR) system, and is effectively paperless.
The EpicCare system provides ease and completeness of both the documentation process, and billing for services.