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 brand new Klarman inpatient building opened on April 1, 2023, and features 158 new inpatient beds, as well as public and family spaces, including a healing garden, intensive care units, a surgical pavilion housing eight state-of-the-art operating rooms, and a new interventional radiology department, including three angiography suites, one CT procedure suite, and two US procedure suites. BIDMC Boston’s East Campus has two angiography suites and one CT procedure suite. All angiography suites 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.
Interventional Radiology has two dedicated complete outpatient IR clinic rooms on the West Campus close to the IR procedural area. IR clinic occurs every day of the week. In addition, IR physicians are an integral part of the Liver Tumor Multidisciplinary Clinic, Lung Tumor Multidisciplinary Clinic, and Splanchnic Thrombosis Multidisciplinary Clinic.
In addition to IR physicians, there are nine 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 highly skilled IR nurses and technologists.
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: