Baltimore Washington Medical Center
is adding a $1.3 million X-Ray machine that will allow it to perform more non-invasive procedures and enhance its women's services.
Construction on the Siemens Interventional Room began last month and will finish in August. The new machine will allow the Glen Burnie hospital to perform uterine fibroid embolizations, or a minimally invasive treatment of fibroid tumors, says BWMC Director of Radiology Dr. Jim Cary.
"We're excited to offer this to anyone in Maryland," Cary says.
The machine replaces 14-year-old equipment and offers better imaging quality.
A woman undergoing the procedure can recover within 24 hours and return to work within two or three days, says Dr. Zina Novak, BWMC's medical director of radiology services.
The hospital is renovating the interventional radiology room with new lighting, storage, cabinets, and lounge for technologists.
Writer, Julekha Dash
Sources, Dr. Jim Cary, Dr. Zina Novak, BWMC