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Department of Radiology Opens New Hybrid OR

Post Date: February 27, 2018
Department of Radiology Opens New Hybrid OR

Earlier this month our Department of Radiology opened the new Hybrid OR. Dr. John M. Racadio with the aid of PHILIPS Medical Imaging and Dr. Daniel von Allmen (Surgeon-in-Chief) worked together for several years to create their vision of a procedural room, incorporating Radiology Interventional techniques with PHILIPS imaging technology in an Operating Room (OR) environment.

Photo: (lf-rt) Dr. Racadio and Dr. Coley.

Cincinnati Children’s Radiologists and Surgeons work together to improve the health outcomes of our young patients. The Hybrid OR uses the capabilities of an X-Ray machine (Philips C-Arm) in aiding the surgeon during an operation. Using the X-Ray machine makes the surgery more accurate and a real time look inside the patient.

Photo: Nicole Hilvert, Program Manager, demonstrating the equipment in the Hybrid OR suite.

During the grand opening the news media, hospital Board of Trustees and other hospital leadership were in attendance.  Interventional Radiology-TRSL Program Manager, Nicole Hilvert, was on hand to demonstrate the C-Arm machine used in the room. With this new technology Cincinnati Children’s leads the nation or maybe the world in treating children.

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About the author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.