State of the Art I Lab Helps Specialists Treat Heart and Brain Problems

State of the Art I Lab Helps Specialists Treat Heart and Brain Problems

I-Lab biplaneTexas Tech Physician specialists in cardiology, neurology, and radiology were on hand last Friday to help open the new Interventional Lab (I Lab) at University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso.

Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and professor in the Division of Cardiology, Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., and Dr. MuhkerjeeAlberto Maud, M.D., a neurointerventionalist in the Department of Neurology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso gave comments before the ribbon cutting for the $4.4 million state-of-the-art I Lab.

Dr. Maud said the new equipment has three-dimensional capabilities to help doctors better study a patient’s brain circulation — one of the most complicated vascular systems in the human body. He added that patients will not have to be moved to another area to get a CT scan, or an X-ray of the brain, because the equipment has been incorporated into the same suite.Dr. Maud