The Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite is an innovative surgical and interventional environment that is the clinical translational test bed of the National Center for Image-Guided Therapy (NCIGT) at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School. The AMIGO is an integrated, 5,700 square foot area divided into three sterile procedure rooms in which a multidisciplinary team will treat patients with the benefit of intra-operative imaging using multiple modalities. More...
The National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT) is a Biomedical Technology Resource Center supported by the NCRR and NIBIB institutes of the NIH. The NCIGT serves as a national resource for all aspects of research into medical procedures enhanced by imaging, with the common goal of providing more effective patient care.
Based at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, the NCIGT is lead by Ferenc A. Jolesz M.D. and Clare Tempany M.D. and includes the work of more than one hundred physicians, scientists, and technical staff members. Download a movie (100MB) here about the NCIGT team work.
Image-guided therapy (IGT) uses imaging to improve the localization and targeting of diseased tissue and to monitor and control treatments. During the past decade, image-guided surgeries and image-guided minimally invasive interventions have emerged as advances that can be used in place of traditional invasive approaches.