Our facilities include two, state-of-the-art angiography suites with flat-panel detector x‑ray systems. Both suites have bi-plane angiographic capabilities, allowing the interventionalists to work in two angiographic views simultaneously and also include the capability for 3-dimensional reconstruction angiography (3DRA) and X-per™ Cone Beam Computed tomography. One suite houses an angiography program (Clarity) that delivers enhancements in radiographic image quality that ultimately allows a significant reduction in radiation dose (up to 70%) for patients and operators.
The close research partnership with the well-known New England Stroke Center for Research (NECStR), directed by Matthew Gounis, PhD, provides a unique opportunity for collaboration and participation in basic and translational research. The NECStR lab features a state-of-the art angiosurgical suite that is fully equipped for aseptic surgical and interventional procedures and imaging technology that mirrors the clinical angiosurgical suites. In addition, the 3T Philips Achieva MR Scanner that is located next to the suite in the Advanced MR Imaging Center provides additional multi-modal imaging acquisition capabilities. The Center also includes a chemistry and hemodynamic lab and small animal imaging capabilities.