In a world’s first, surgeons at the MUHC, led by Dr. Renzo Cecere, recently implanted a minimally-invasive cardiac support system, called the Impella 5.0, into a patient suffering from acute rejection after a heart transplant.
The da Vinci Surgical Robot is the next step in the evolution of prostate surgery. With the da Vinci system, a surgeon controls the movements of multiple robotic arms while sophisticated imaging software allows her to view the procedure in three dimensions.
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre is set to build the cutting-edge Centres for Innovative Medicine and Translational Biology at the Glen Campus.
Whether determining the sex of a fetus or getting to the bottom of a mysterious heart murmur, the ultrasound scanner is used in a wide range of diagnostic procedures.
Doctors can now provide gyneco-logical cancer patients with a new and safer standard of care. Using a gamma detection system probe, oncologists can successfully identify the first lymph node to which cancer cells will travel.
A pulse oximeter sends pulses of varying wavelengths of infrared light into the body to measure the percentage of oxygen contained in the blood.