Physicians from Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Women & Infants
Hospital perform a pioneering procedure on twins with twin-to-twin
Rhode Island Hospital is the first to use microwave
ablation to destroy tumors.
Rhode Island Hospital is the first to use the Axxent Electronic
Brachytherapy system to treat endometrial cancer and is one of ten
centers in the nation to use it to treat early-stage breast cancer.
Hasbro Children’s Hospital creates a first-of-its-kind program for
parents who serve as organ donors for their children. The Together
Through Transplantation program makes it possible for pediatric patients
and their parent-donors to stay in the same hospital room while
recovering from organ transplant surgery.
Rhode Island Hospital is the first hospital to acquire the BodyTom CT
scanner, a portable, intra-operative, multi-slice CT body scanner. The
new technology is used in the surgical treatment of patients with
neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke,
cerebral palsy, and brain and spine tumors.
Rhode Island Hospital is first to treat an inoperable kidney tumor using
new NanoKnife technology, which employs pulses of electricity to destroy
In utero fetal surgery is performed for the first time in the Northeast
at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Rhode Island Hospital becomes the first on the East Coast to offer
cardiac CT scans.
Rhode Island Hospital is the first to offer Trilogy, the world’s most
powerful and precise image-guided radiotherapy system.
Rhode Island Hospital is the first to open a cardiac catheterization
laboratory in an emergency department.
Rhode Island Hospital opens an emergency psychiatric unit, the first
such unit that is integrated into a hospital setting.
Rhode Island Hospital is first to offer intraperitoneal hyperthermic
chemoperfusion for abdominal cancer.
Rhode Island Hospital opens the region’s first dedicated stroke unit.
Located on the neurosciences floor, the unit provides disease-specific
diagnosis and treatment following admission.
The first pediatric kidney transplant is performed at Rhode Island
The first successful pancreas transplant is performed at Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital is first to offer PET scans.
Hasbro Children’s Hospital opens an imaging center exclusively for
Rhode Island Hospital offers CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery, in
partnership with 21st Century Oncology.
Hasbro Children’s Hospital begins operating LifePACT, the state’s
first pediatric critical care transport ambulance.
Rhode Island Hospital acquires the first MRI with functional imaging for
Rhode Island Hospital launches the first home hemodialysis program,
enabling dialysis patients to remain at home for treatment using a
portable dialysis machine.
Rhode Island Hospital performs the first transcatheter aortic valve