Description of Radiology Equipment
3-GE LightSpeed Discovery 750 HD, 64 Slice
3-GE LightSpeed VCT, 64 slice
4-GE LightSpeed 16,16 slice, 3 with fluoroscopic capability
- 1 Siemens SOMATOM Flash Dual Source (64 slice)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging:
- 1-3.0 T GE
4-1.5 T GE
3-1.5 T Siemens
3-3.0 T Siemens
Magnetic Resonance Imaging:
2-3.0 T GE
1-3.0 T Siemens
- 1-GE Discovery 530c
- 1-GE-Elscint Varicam Dual head SPECT camera
1-GE Discovery NMCT 670
1-GE Infinia 2
1-GE Infinia 2 Hawkeye 4
1-GE Infinia Hawkeye SPECT/CT scanner
1-GE Millennium Dual head SPECT camera
1-GE–MPS Single head camera
1-GE-MPR Single head camera with SPECT
- 1-GE Discovery PET/CT scanner, 64 slice
- 1-GE Discovery PET/CT scanner, 16 slice
Vascular and Neuro Interventional:
1-Philips Allura 12/12 Biplane with 3D rotational imaging
1-Philips Allura XPER FD 20/20
3-Philips Allura XPER FD20 monoplane
2-SonoSite 180 Ultrasound Units
2-Zonare Ultrasound Units
Breakdown of Duke Radiology Examinations
Duke Radiology performed 499,413 examinations in Fiscal Year 2011 which included:
106,268 CT procedures
321,401 Diagnostic procedures
- 20,199 Interventional procedures
- 34,548 MRI procedures
- 12,523 Nuclear Medicine procedures
4,474 PET procedures
Description of Duke Clinical Services
The Department of Radiology at Duke University Medical Center consists of a large imaging facility for both inpatients and outpatients at Duke Hospital and a smaller outpatient imaging facility at Duke Clinic Building.
caregivers see patients at numerous sites. Major patient care facilities at
A tertiary and quaternary care hospital, the 943-bed Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the United States. It offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 31 operating rooms; an endosurgery center; the Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms; an Eye Center with five operating rooms; and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. The facility also functions as a research hospital where medical advances are achieved and applied, and as a teaching hospital for students of medicine, nursing, and the allied health sciences.
Duke Clinic houses many of Duke's specialty outpatient clinics, as well as medical school classrooms, laboratories, administrative offices, and a small number of inpatient units. Adjacent to Duke Clinic is the Edwin A. Morris Cancer Clinic, which offers outpatient oncology services.
The Children's Health Center includes state-of-the-art specialty clinics, a pediatric endoscopy and procedure suite, a pediatric perioperative suite, an outpatient pharmacy, and the Jim Valvano Day Hospital for children and adolescents receiving chemotherapy and other outpatient infusions. The facility first opened in 2000 and facilitates care provided by Duke Children's faculty and staff in 28 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties in an inviting, family-friendly setting.
Patients who require ophthalmic care on an inpatient or outpatient basis are seen in this facility, located in the Joseph A.C. Wadsworth building adjacent to Duke University Hospital. The Eye Center features specially designed vibration-free operating rooms as well as a Touchable Art Gallery with works for and by visually impaired people. The five-story Ruth and Herman Albert Eye Research Institute (AERI) opened adjacent to the Eye Center in 2005.
Designed to provide a safe, accessible, patient-friendly environment for the growing number of procedures that are performed on an outpatient basis, this facility, opened in 1998, offers a separate children's play space, private family consultation rooms, and a suite of eight recovery rooms for patients who stay overnight.
Center for Living
The Center for Living campus is home to several wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, and lifestyle management programs. The main building includes the Sarah Stedman Nutrition Center and Pepsico Fitness Center. Also on campus is Duke Aesthetics, a private, comfortably appointed facility in which Duke dermatologists and plastic surgeons provide a variety of outpatient surgical and dermatological procedures, and Duke Integrative Medicine, including a $11-million facility which opened late 2006.
Duke Medicine provides the complete range of medical and surgical specialties to meet every patient's needs. Below are just a few highlights of the dozens of clinical programs at Duke--many of which are regularly named among the nation's very best. For a more detailed listing of services and information on our physicians, visit us online at dukehealth.org
Duke provides the complete range of medical and surgical specialties to meet every patient's needs. Below are just a few highlights of the dozens of clinical programs at Duke-many of which are regularly named among the nation's very best. For a more detailed listing of services and information on our physicians, visit us online at dukehealth.org.
One of the world's most comprehensive and respected heart programs, Duke Heart Center offers services from prevention and rehabilitation programs to leading-edge treatments such as minimally invasive coronary procedures. The Heart Center also includes state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities such as the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center, with North Carolina's only dedicated cardiac MRI. The Heart Center has pioneered many milestones in cardiac care that are now standard worldwide and is home to the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease, which contains decades of cardiac outcomes information. The Heart Center also provides innovative community services such as a mobile cardiac catheterization laboratory and a pediatric cardiology telemedicine program, and provides care at Duke and affiliated locations throughout the region.
Duke's Neurosciences Center provides complete, state-of-the-art neurological care, from highly effective new surgical procedures to complete patient support services. Neuromuscular services include Duke's Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic and the Myasthenia Gravis Clinic. The Center is also home to specialized labs such as the Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, where the role of the apoE gene in Alzheimer disease was discovered, and the Kathleen Price Bryan Brain Bank, a renowned resource for brain research.
Founded in 1972 as one of the nation's first designated comprehensive cancer centers, the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a broad spectrum of specialized programs and expertise in cutting-edge treatments including cord blood and stem cell transplantation, hyperthermia, and photodynamic therapy. Cancer Center researchers are helping to forge significant advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer, such as genetic testing for breast cancer, new therapies for brain tumors, and the development of cancer vaccines.
The Duke Eye Center has pioneered several advances in ophthalmic care, including novel ways to prevent glaucoma, genetic therapies for retinitis pigmentosa, and customized instruments for delicate eye surgery. Eye Center care teams use unusually specialized equipment and technologies, including the full spectrum of ophthalmic lasers and many surgical instruments designed at Duke.
Duke was one of the first institutions in the country to successfully establish a kidney transplant program in 1965. Since then, Duke's transplantation programs have achieved many more national and regional milestones, including the state's first successful liver and heart transplants and the nation's first outpatient bone marrow transplants. Several Duke transplant programs are the leading programs of their type in the Carolinas, and survival rates for all Duke transplant patients consistently surpass national transplant survival averages.
Highlights of Duke's state-of-the-art orthopaedic care include the pioneering of a highly successful operation for younger patients with degenerative hip disease; innovative limb salvage techniques for bone cancer patients; and the use of regional anesthesia during selected surgical procedures. Within several highly specialized laboratories, Duke orthopaedic researchers work to advance understanding of body structure and dynamics, improve surgical procedures, and create promising new synthetic and biological materials for use in joint repairs.
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center provides total health care for children from birth to young adulthood, distinguished by state-of-the-art capabilities in more than 25 pediatric specialties. Duke pediatric physicians and researchers have pioneered numerous advances in pediatric care, including the world's first umbilical cord blood transplant, the early use of AZT in children with HIV, bone marrow transplants for children with severe combined immunodeficiency disease, and the discovery of a lifesaving treatment for patients with Pompe disease.
Prevention and Wellness
In addition to complete pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation programs, Duke provides an extensive array of services designed to promote general well-being and enhance the quality of life for people coping with chronic conditions. These services include intensive executive health retreats, customized health plans for people with chronic conditions such as arthritis, Duke Integrative Medicine, which extends Duke's leadership in evidence-based and collaborative medicine to the rapidly growing field of alternative medicine, and the Duke Diet & Fitness Center, one of the nation's most successful and sought-after weight management programs. Most of these services are provided at the Center for Living campus.
Duke Women's Services provides comprehensive care for women, including state-of-the-art fertilization techniques; high-risk pregnancy care; psychological and behavioral health services; specialized treatments for complex gynecologic conditions; and expert care for autoimmune disorders, cardiac disease, and diabetes. Duke research findings such as the role of the BRCA gene in breast cancer, therapeutic use of estrogen in heart disease, and new improvements in mammography technology and analysis are making significant contributions to women's health.
For the 22nd year in a row, Duke University Hospital has been named as one of the top 10 U.S. hospitals in the annual U.S. News & World Report
"Best Hospitals" edition. Among the 16 specialties ranked, Duke University Medical Center was in the top ten for 9 of these specialties and once again made the Honor Roll
. These top 10 specialties include, fifth for Geriatrics and Pulmonology, sixth for Orthopedics, seventh for Cardiology & Heart Surgery,and Ophthalmology, eighth for Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Urology, ninth for Kidney Disorders and Gynecology.
Duke's name is cropping up on prestigious lists that represent its constituency — the more than 30,000 faculty and staff employed with the Duke University System. Duke has been named as a best place to work by several publications and organizations, including Carolina Parent, Computerworld, The Scientist, and the American Association of Retired Persons, among others. The organizations recognizing Duke represent a diverse range of interests, from family-friendly and preventive health to the needs of IT professionals and academic researchers.
Other relevant facts:
Annual operating revenues, Duke University Health System: $3.3 billion
Medical Center campus size: 96 buildings located on 210 acres
Gross square feet: 5.8 million