Early arrival of medical equipment enables treatment to begin sooner

Demonstrating use of the new ultrasound machine

Interventional Radiology (IR) is a valued alternative to many traditional and invasive surgeries due to the excellent benefits for both patients and the hospital.

Our IR team at Liverpool Hospital specialise in using precise medical imaging equipment such as x-ray, angiography, CT and ultrasound to diagnose and treat injury and disease through minimally-invasive procedures.

As part of the first stage of main works, the IR department will be refurbished and expanded to develop an integrated Operating/Interventional Radiology suite. The suite will include a multimodality laboratory incorporating the seamless delivery of angiography, CT and MRI for complex cases within one space, offering leading fusion ultrasound technology and equipment to enhance patient care.

Early arrival of the mobile ultrasound machine has enabled the IR team to begin using AI-powered technology, fusing CT or MRI images to facilitate diagnosis and treatments, reduce unnecessary radiation exposure and enable faster and more accurate detectability of diseases.

Acting Chief Interventional Radiographer Joseph Truong, said the early arrival of the ultrasound machine enables IR to begin using the advanced equipment sooner, providing patients with the best quality healthcare technology has to offer.

“Training is already underway for our clinicians and technologists who will be using the first Siemens Sequoia ultrasound machine for fusion in Australia,” Mr Truong said.

“This means that our patients are provided with a more tailored approach to disease prevention and treatment than many traditional invasive surgeries.”

Construction works for the IR expansion project are expected to commence mid-2023.