2011

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Opens Innovative Operating Room

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Opens Innovative Operating Room

December 26, 2011

The surgical suite is the first of its kind in the world and will facilitate improvements in surgical and interventional care.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has begun providing care to patients in the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite. AMIGO is the first operating room in the world to combine all forms of advanced imaging modalities in one suite including MRI, PET/CT, ultrasound, x-ray fluoroscopy and Read more about Brigham and Women’s Hospital Opens Innovative Operating Room

AMIGOS

True ‘AMIGOS’

November 14, 2011

On her way into the operating room, Laura Albanese wasn’t frightened about undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor. Instead, she was confident, feeling as though she were surrounded by friends.

“It was like we were Charlie’s Angels, a force to be reckoned with,” she said, recounting the moments before surgery when her care team wheeled her into the operating suite. “It was unbelievable.”

Albanese’s operation was performed in BWH’s new Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite, a one-of-a-kind set-up that gives interventional radiologists and surgeons Read more about True ‘AMIGOS’

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The 4th NCIGT and NIH Image Guided Therapy Workshop

October 12, 2011

The 4th Image Guided Therapy Workshop was successfully held on October 12-13, 2011 in Arlington, VA, with 115 registered attendees from the NIH funded research community. The topic for this workshop is "Advanced Imaging Technologies and Methods for Image Guided Therapy" and the goal is to learn about state of the art and future trends in imaging for therapy. Read more...

Unveiling AMIGO

BWH Unveils New AMIGO Suite

May 6, 2011

On May 4, BWH unveiled the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite, which gives interventional radiologists and surgeons immediate access to a full array of advanced imaging modalities for use during multiple procedures. The integrated, 5,700-square-foot area is divided into three sterile procedure rooms—joined internally by sliding doors—that house real-time imaging modalities like X-ray fluoroscopy and ultrasound, as well as cross sectional digital imaging systems like CT, high field strength MRI and high resolution PET.  Read more about BWH Unveils New AMIGO Suite