Image Guided Therapy
The Imaging Guided Therapy Centre (IGT) opened on May 25, 2001. IGT is SickKids state-of-the-art facility that enables staff to perform interventional radiological and minimally invasive surgical procedures under image guidance using leading edge technology. Combined medical, surgical and interventional procedures can be performed in IGT at the same time thereby reducing the number of times a child may require anesthesia or hospital visits.
IGT is equipped with three single plane and one biplane interventional units. Two of the suites are equipped with integrated ultrasound unit, a light source for endoscopy or laparoscopy and piped gases for laparoscopy. One unit has also an innovative CT fluoroscopy. All procedures rooms are built to OR standards, ready for laser use, and equipped with PACS. All rooms are linked to the IGT multimedia room where procedures can be shown for educational purposes.
IGT is a division of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, under the leadership of the Radiologist-in-Chief, Dr. Paul Babyn and the Managing Director, Susan Jewell.
To provide optimum patient care through minimally invasive image guided procedures, using state of the art technology and a multi-disciplinary approach for the benefit of patients, their families, the institution, the community and for research and education.
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IGT is unique in the procedures we perform and the way in which we perform them. So for this reason, we are dedicated to sharing the data from cases performed here with the medical and research community.
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