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Monday, October 8, 2018  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Leading Edge in Design for Interventional Imaging at MGH

Susan Blomquist
Senior Associate, Payette
Ahin Handa
Senior Architect/Planner, Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert Sheridan, FAVIR
Director, Interventional Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital

A rapid increase in procedures that can be performed within minimally invasive environments through the use of interventional imaging equipment is prompting room upgrades and procedure room conversations across major academic medical centers. The balance between a highly functional space that can also provide a patient centered experience creates new opportunities for design innovation. 

The Department of Interventional Radiology at MGH has recently completed several new Interventional Radiology (IR) rooms, including renovation of the Recovery Intermediate Care Unit (RICA), using modular design while keeping the department fully operational.  

The new IR Rooms were a result of a highly collaborative design process between the MGH IR Department, MGH Planning and Construction, and Payette (architect). This collaborative approach resulted in rooms that are a seamless expression of design and equipment and reflect leading edge thinking on the future Interventional Imaging.



1. Demonstrate Basic Principles for Interventional Imaging
2. Learn Fundamentals of Equipment Coordination
3. Design Innovation in Procedural Environments
4. Technology Integration in Clinical Environments

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH