Norfolk Centre for Interventional Radiology
The Norfolk Centre for Interventional Radiology opened in Autumn 2020, providing minimally invasive procedures using advanced radiological image guidance (x-rays, ultrasound and CT). Risk to patients is generally lower and recovery times faster than open surgery. With a new recovery area, patients will benefit from same sex facilities and increased levels of day case procedures. The unit has four interventional suites, two of which have latest technology C-arms installed – the Siemens Pheno. The new C-arms come with high-specification software including peri-operative CT scans that enables precision guidance in procedures such as biopsy, embolisation, and endovascular aneurysmal repair (EVAR). This will allow Radiology to bring the majority of interventional procedures into a purpose built Centre. The Pheno complex has a dedicated anaesthetic room, pendants and surgical lights for interventional and joint case vascular procedures under general anaesthetic.
Location and opening hours
Situated in East Block Level 4, we have four interventional suites that cater both Inpatient and Outpatient work.
Monday – Friday, 7.30am – 6.30pm
The NCIR provides, amongst others, the following procedures:
- Angioplasty and stent insertion – non cardiac
- Antegrade Ureteric Stent Insertion
- Bronchial Artery Embolisation
- Fistulogram, Fistuloplasty and Venoplasty
- Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement
- Oesphageal Stent Insertion
- Percutaneous Nephrostomy
- Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC) and drainage
- Sclerotherapy for Vascular Malformations
- Transjugular liver biopsy
- Varicocele Embolisation
- Radiological inserted gastrostomy (RIG)
- Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE)
- Uterine artery embolisation (fibroid embolisation)
- Other procedures for therapeutic benefit.
You should receive written information regarding your procedure prior to attending for your stay. However, it is important to discuss the procedure with the Doctor who has referred you. The Interventional Radiology Unit was recently recognised as a BSIRQI (British Society of Interventional Radiology Quality Initiative) Exemplar site, which evidences that the Department provides a high quality service in areas such as scope of services, good quality care, patient focus and service improvement. For more information, visit the BSIRQI website.
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