Hybrid Operating Suites

Hybrid Operating Room

Our hybrid operating suites enable specialists to combine imaging services and surgical procedures in the same space. These suites allow physicians to collaborate to effectively treat stroke and other conditions by blending open, minimally invasive, catheter-based and image-guided procedures.

Beacon’s hybrid operating suites, available at both Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Hospital, are equipped with advanced medical imaging devices such as fixed C-arms, CT and MRI scanners. Having these technologies available inside the operating room allows for quicker, safer and more convenient access to medical imaging.

Hybrid operating suites provide the following benefits to both patients and physicians:

  • A multidisciplinary approach allows interventional radiologists, surgeons and trauma experts to work together to provide safer, quicker and more efficient care.
  • Flat-panel detectors let physicians see three-dimensional images in high resolution, without the distortion common with conventional x-ray.
  • Higher quality images, resulting in a faster and more accurate diagnosis for patients.
  • Patients can receive the lowest possible dose of radiation.
  • The ergonomic design of the system eliminates time-consuming and uncomfortable repositioning in the exam room, which can make procedures faster and less stressful for the patient.
  • The ability to move equipment around the room helps us perform even the most advanced clinical procedures.