SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – A $3 million complete renovation of the Interventional Radiology (IR) suite opened on Friday.
Folks will now be able to get procedures with cutting edge technology at MercyOne Siouxland.
The equipment allows patients to receive the lowest dose of radiation possible while still producing a high-quality image.
Tim Daugherty, Vice President of Operations and Strategy at MercyOne, said the renovated suite makes treating diseases like cancer safer all without having to travel.
“Previously, people had to leave the market, have to travel an hour to Sioux Falls or even Omaha or even Mayo, to do some of these procedures. Right now they can get them done right here in an outpatient environment, quickly get back home and have their loved ones around and improve their healing and recovery process,” said Daugherty.
It has the ability to move from head to toe around the patient in several dimensions.
IR suite will allow the patient to be more comfortable, gives the physician the ability to see from several angles and performs the procedure with greater safety and ease.
The new machines feature software that allows 3D mapping of vessels, 3D reconstructions of images, and overlay of older scans/images onto the live shot.
This technology will help physicians to offer the latest minimally invasive vascular and nonvascular procedures to MercyOne Siouxland patients.
The new Interventional Radiology suite was installed in January and the first procedures were performed this month.