Stanford Hospital & Clinics is proud to debut their ADVANCEMENT in imaging technology, with Room 9, the hybrid room. Whether it’s called a hybrid room or an interventional platform, Room 9 at Stanford Hospital & Clinics is that singular space where a patient can stay in one place to be diagnosed and treated, either with surgery or the latest interventional procedure, in an environment as sterile as an operating room, with all-important imaging devices, microscopes and monitors right at hand.
The improved detail enhances patient safety as well as diagnosis and treatment. “It’s much safer for the patient,” said Shelly Reynolds, RN, Interim Director of the Hospital’s Cath-Angio Interventional Services Lab. “If someone has their brain exposed, it’s not really ideal to be moving them down the hallway.” Until Room 9 opened, however, that was the only option.
Room 9 was designed specifically to allow on-scene COLLABORATION between specialists in neurosurgery and neuroradiology. The room’s centerpiece machinery captures all-around images of the brain without having to turn the patient from side to side. Because fewer images are required to build the 3D images that offer the required precision of detail, the patient is exposed to less radiation and less contrast dye injection.
“It’s a quantum leap up,” said Robert Dodd, MD, PhD, who is both a Stanford neurosurgeon and interventional neuroradiologist. “We can have a full operating team in the room and we won’t have to move the entire team and patient down the hall, up the elevator and back down again.”
For more information about Room 9 and how it will be used in the new Stanford Hospital, click here.