Our Radiology department undertakes more than 400,000 examinations a year. With over 400 staff working in Radiology (Radiologists, Radiographers, Assistants, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Practitioners and Administration/Secretarial staff), the department is a very busy one.
The 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 – non cardiac
- Vascular stenting
- Aortic Stent grafts
- Gastrointestinal Interventions
- Guided Biopsy
- Percutaneous Biopsy and Drainage Procedures
- Peripheral Vascular Interventions
- Uterine Fibroid Embolisation
- Varicocele Embolisation
- Prostate Embolisation
- Venous Access
- Inferior Vena Cava Filters
- Isolated Limb Infusions (catheter placement)