Global Reference Center Oncology in Stuttgart, GermanyClinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (CDIR) at Katharinenhospital Stuttgart

Based on a long history of successful cooperation, the CDIR and Siemens Healthcare are now expanding their joint activities in a strategic partnership through the establishment of the first Siemens “Reference Center Interventional Radiology and Oncology”. The purpose of the collaboration is to develop cuttingedge workflows with high process quality and efficiency in interventional radiology to further increase throughput and improve interdisciplinary collaboration.

The partners will facilitate knowledge-sharing during clinical trainings and fellowships. Visitors will gain insight into the details of interdisciplinary collaboration in the field and the integration of new medical technology into clinical routine as well as best practices in efficient patient management. New clinical workflows for interventional procedures shall be developed by combining excellent clinical knowhow with cutting-edge medical technology.

Global Reference Center Oncology in Stuttgart

Exchanging experience
The Siemens Reference Center Interventional Radiology and Oncology is open to medical professionals from all over the world interested in advanced workflow concepts for minimally invasive interventional procedures. To facilitate multidisciplinary care, there is a special hybrid concept available for selected interventional procedures. One of the clinic’s unique characteristics was the establishment of an integrated radiology ward as an innovative approach for the optimal care of patients undergoing particularly complex interventional procedures.

Sharing knowledge
To make full use of innovative imaging modalities and advanced workflow concepts, clinicians need ongoing training efforts and a continuous exchange of knowledge. The trainings and fellowships offered at the Siemens Reference Center Interventional Radiology and Oncology will allow you to gain hands-on experience of the most sophisticated, robotically-driven medical equipment and will show you how it can be used to facilitate clinical workflows. You can also discover how interventional radiology is optimally integrated into multi disciplinary treatment of patients and how an integrated radiology ward concept is operated in a cost-efficient way.

Supporting development
CDIR was one of the first clinical sites with a dedicated room for interventional procedures and an integrated ward in the radiological department, combining two innovations for optimal multi-disciplinary workflow in interventional radiology. Minimally invasive procedures have a long tradition at the CDIR and therefore play a decisive role in the development of innovative solutions. The CDIR and Siemens work together to optimize existing procedures and find possibilities to increase the patient throughput while ensuring best clinical outcome. A good example is the continuous improvement of the layout of the Hybrid OR-like environment and the ongoing refinement of workflows for interventional therapies. 

Two strong partners, one shared vision
“The combination of modern radiological diagnostics and minimally invasive procedures opens new fields for interventional radiology. This is key for curing even more patients.”
Professor Dr. Götz Martin Richter, Medical Director at the Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Katharinenhospital Stuttgart 

“Our partnership with the CDIR addresses the trend in radiology not only to provide diagnostic information but make interventional therapies to a standard for optimal patient care with less invasive methods.”
Dr. Norbert Gaus, CEO Customer Solutions Division, Siemens Healthcare 

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