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Hybrid Laboratory Opens



Hybrid Laboratory Opens


Complex Procedure

Hybrid Laboratory Opens

at London Bridge Hospital

There are also dose saving features

including a laser positioner and a last

image hold positioner with displays

on a 56-inch monitor that can be

configured into different sections

tailored to each case.

Any part of the body can be imaged

and the procedures that will be

undertaken will initially include

portal vein embolisations, TIPPS,

vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, TAVI,

coronary angioplasty, liver TACE and

fitting cardiac pacemakers.

Chief Executive Officer of London

Bridge Hospital, John Reay, said the

new laboratory was an important

addition to the state-of-the-art

facilities at the hospital.

“This hospital has long had

a reputation for introducing

the latest techniques and

technology and it has often

been first to provide new

services for private patients,”

One of the UK’s first hybrid

laboratories for complex procedures

has been opened at London Bridge

Hospital. The new £1.2 million

laboratory can be used to image any

part of the body and facilitates complex

cardiac, liver-related (HPB), orthopaedic

and many other procedures.

The hybrid lab is part of a £15 million

expansion and reconfiguration

programme at the hospital which

has also created two new operating

theatres, a new Critical Care Unit and

a number of new patient rooms and

other patient and staff facilities.

London Bridge Hospital has an

international reputation for innovative

and complex procedures, in particular in

the areas of cardiac, HPB, orthopaedic

medicine and others requiring a

range of interventional radiological

procedures. The state-of-the-art

Siemens technology in the hybrid

lab enables simultaneous displays

of live imaging and matching 3D

reconstruction to facilitate guidance

during complex interventions.

he said.“For example, we were

the first private hospital to

carry out minimally invasive

heart valve repairs; the first

to install 64 slice CT imaging

technology, the first to develop

dual ablation procedures for

arrhythmias and the first to

carry out theTAVI procedure

in the private sector.

“Our hybrid lab is another first

and it will bring major benefits

for patient care in a wide range

of disciplines.This, together

with the other new facilities

including a new 15-bed Critical

Care Unit with 8 level three

ICU beds, will emphasise our

hospital’s position as one

of the country’s leading

private tertiary hospitals,”

said Mr Reay.