The Arizona Cancer Center is a new 7 story ambulatory cancer center, being built in coordination with the campus of St. Joseph Hospital. The new facility will provide patients with cancer screening, diagnostic and interventional treatment. Comprehensive imaging services include mammography, radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, PET, MRI and CT. Interventional services include endoscopy, stereotactic biopsy, angiography, cardiac catheterization.
To meet growing demands for the area for more inpatient and surgical services, UTMB Health is converting an existing Ambulatory Surgical facility into a community hospital. The main hospital on Galveston will continue to treat the most critical patients and provide logistics and laboratory support services.
The 9-story, 330,000 square foot Heart and Vascular building is dedicated to heart and vascular treatment. In addition to patient rooms and state-of-the-art operating rooms, cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs are included. These areas allow for the most advanced technology to be incorporated as new innovations are developed.
Hybrid Rooms – the “Interventional Platform” flexible for any combination of subspecialties to bring image guidance to enable new procedures and interventions. It’s exciting to be working with many leaders such as:
It’s been interesting through the detailed planning of a variety of hybrid rooms that the table has become somewhat of a compromise. Once the focus shifts from determining what imaging modality – fluoroscopy, CT, MR, etc. and determining level of surgical intervention for lights and booms, the table becomes the next level of focus. Sometimes the table decision can get dismissed as a “given” to come with the imaging system.