Advanced Clinical Services and Technologies

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students are able to take advantage of Carilion Clinic’s depth and breadth of expertise. Carilion has a strong reputation for providing the latest treatments and technologies, including:

  • 64 Slice CT and PET CT
  • 3T MAGNETOM Verio MRI (Carilion New River Valley Medical Center)
  • Orthopaedic spine surgical program
  • Carilion’s Cancer Center
  • CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for inoperable tumors (first in Virginia)
  • High-Dose Radiation Brachytherapy
  • Linear Accelerators with IMRT
  • Prostate Brachytherapy Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Comprehensive cardio-thoracic surgery program
  • Advanced gynecologic oncology program
  • Minimally invasive surgery for gynecology, including the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
  • In-office chemotherapy, industry-sponsored research trials, and participation in National Cancer Institute–sponsored research
  • Neurosurgery program
  • Nationally recognized Breast Care Center with large-format pathology and digital mammography
  • Robotic-assisted surgery for cardiac, urology, gynecology, and advanced laparoscopic techniques in general surgery
  • Computer-assisted orthopedic knee surgery
  • Comprehensive Children’s Hospital
  • Sub-specialty physicians and clinics in surgery, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, dentistry, rheumatology, orthopaedics, hematology and oncology, neurosurgery, and developmental pediatrics
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units and inpatient children’s facility with specialized transport team
  • Level I Trauma Center and Life-Guard air ambulance service
  • Interventional radiology
  • Mohs surgery

Technology Services and Electronic Medical Records

Carilion Clinic is a recognized leader in the application of information technology to change and improve the delivery of health care and has been designated as one of the “100 Most Wired” health systems (Hospitals & Health Networks) for many years.

In 2007, Carilion Clinic began implementation of a $68-million, integrated electronic medical record (EMR) that ties together clinical data for all Carilion Clinic hospitals and physician practices. The EMR allows physicians to immediately access all information about a patient’s current and past medical history, along with test and lab results. The EMR provides the emergency room, operating room, hospital, and physician offices with a single allergy, medication, and problem list, and automatically alerts physicians and nurses of any potential drug-drug, and drug-allergy interactions, thereby significantly increasing patient safety.