Renown Health is the area's only not-for-profit health network. We take pride in responsibility in making a genuine difference for the many lives we touch by optimizing our patients' healthcare experience.
One way we do that is by giving the community high-tech healthcare. Here are many of the state-of-the-art services we provide.
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
In northern Nevada, we are the most experienced provider of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System for physician-guided robotic surgery to treat cancer. Renown is committed to meeting the medical needs of the community, providing the latest in skill, expertise and technology. Also used for heart care.
Brachytherapy is radiation treatment that is given inside the body, as close to the cancer as possible. The radiation is delivered inside the body with radioactive isotopes (chemical elements), inside delivery devices such as wires, seeds or rods.
GE Innova 2100 IQ
The GE Innova 2100 IQ is an all-digital X-ray imaging system optimized for cardiovascular, angiographic and interventional imaging. It provides detailed images which enhance physicians' ability to treat patients.
TELIGEN Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
This device is used to treat sudden cardiac death, which is the abrupt loss of heart function, usually due to an electrical rhythm dysfunction in the lower chambers of the heart that causes the heart to pump blood ineffectively.
The D-SPECT Cardiac Imaging System is the first of its kind in northern Nevada.
This machine uses sophisticated cameras to rule out heart attacks faster and more comfortably.
With this technology, highly skilled interventional neuroradiologists see enhanced views of the brain in three dimensions. They then snake a catheter through a major artery in the leg or arm directly to the stroke site in the brain where a clot-busting drug can be delivered in the case of an ischemic stroke and for a hemorrhagic stroke, coils can be placed to stop the bleeding.
DEXA stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. A DEXA scan produces an intense narrow beam of radiation that quickly and precisely measures bone density. This test is the best technique available to diagnose osteoporosis, a weakening of bone tissue which can result in an increase in the risk of fractures.
Total Breast Ultrasound
Dense breast tissue shows up white on a mammogram, just like cancers do. Having a total breast ultrasound done in combination and comparison to your mammogram can give you the full picture of your breast health. These two screening procedures can provide early detection to those with dense breasts in a way that a mammogram alone may not.
Computer Tomography (CT)
A CT scan uses a combination of X-rays and computers to give the radiologist a non-invasive way to see inside your body. One advantage of CT is its ability to rapidly acquire two-dimensional pictures of your anatomy. Using a computer, these 2-D images can be presented in 3-D for in-depth clinical evaluation.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI is a diagnostic imaging test that uses magnet and radiofrequency waves to produce images of internal organs and structures. Unlike x-ray or CT which uses radiation, an MRI uses a magnetic field. It is a non-invasive procedure, however, your physician may request a contrast agent be used to better visualize organs or structures.
MERCI Clot Retriever
For stroke patients that are not candidates for tPA, a clot-busting drug, a skilled interventional neuroradiologist can use bi-plane angiography to guide the MERCI (Mechanical Embolus Removal in Cerebral Ischemia) Clot Retriever, a tiny corkscrew-shaped device, inside a catheter through the blood vessel to the site of the blockage where it can be used to grab the clot for removal.
For stroke patients that are not candidates for tPA, a clot-busting drug, a skilled interventional neuroradiologist can use bi-plane angiography to guide the Penumbra to the blood clot in the brain. The Penumbra System is designed to revascularize large vessel occlusions within the brain.
Two vascular suites, an interventional diagnostic room and a hybrid operating room (OR), will improve patient outcomes.
Major benefits include high-tech imaging technology, less wait times for procedures and minimally invasive procedures can be performed.