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 five available procedural suites. This includes: three state-of-the-art angiography suites on the West Campus and two on the East Campus, all of which 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. In addition, an adjacent Fluoroscopy room is used for minor procedures, such as central venous access or drain exchanges. Additionally, CT-guided procedures are performed in state-of-the-art procedural CT scanners on both the East and West Campuses. New angio, CT, and US procedural suites will be opening as part of the new building in 2023.
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 the Liver Tumor Multidisciplinary Clinic, Lung Tumor Multidisciplinary Clinic, and Splanchnic Thrombosis 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.