Overview of the BIDMC IR Section
The Interventional Radiology section has a busy practice (with approximately 9,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures performed each year) supported by 12 full-time, fellowship-trained IR attending physicians.
The IR section prides itself on building strong collaborative relationships with other physician specialists within BIDMC and its affiliates, and strives to provide the best patient care and clinical service possible.
Interventional Radiology Facilities
The main hospital-based facility has a total of 5 available procedural suites. This includes: 3 state-of-the-art angiography suites on the West Campus, in the brand new Klarman Building that opened in March 2023. These suites all include high-resolution digital subtraction angiography, rotational angiography, cone-beam CT, and workstation-based volume-rendered imaging with reconstructions. All rooms have dedicated Interventional Radiology ultrasound equipment. On the East Campus, an advanced angiographic suite, with a new holding area, break room, and reading room opened in 2016. A new fluoroscopy room capable of cone-beam CT opened in the summer of 2022. This is where many procedures ranging in complexity are performed, including superficial venous disease interventions. Additionally, CT-guided procedures are performed in state-of-the-art procedural CT scanners on both the East and West Campuses.
Interventional Radiology has two dedicated complete outpatient IR clinic rooms, complete with examination tables computers and physical exam equipment, on the West Campus close to the IR procedural area. In addition, IR physicians are an integral part of both the Liver Tumor Multidisciplinary Clinic and the Lung Tumor Multidisciplinary Clinic.
Our IR physicians perform a wide range of IR procedures, across multiple imaging modalities (both vascular and non-vascular interventions using both fluoroscopy and cross-sectional imaging).
Examples of this include (but are not limited to) the following:
In addition to IR physicians, there are 4 non-procedural advanced practice PA/NPs who manage the outpatient care of our IR patients. The IR practice is also supported by a large group of very competent IR nurses and technologists.