UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MOTOL
Address: V Úvalu 84, 150 06 Praha 5
Mission and Vision of the Hospital
The mission of University Hospital in Motol is treatment of illnesses based on actual pieces of medical knowledge and to provide complex and specialized high quality care for all stages of human life
The main plan for future is to make the hospital “flag ship” of Czech health service in general and specialized care. In order to achieve the goals it is extremely important to have an effective plan for operating the hospital, including a plan for increasing the quality of health care.
University Hospital in Motol:
Department of Radiology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague.
Head of Department of Radiology: Prof. Miloslav ROČEK, PhD., FCIRSE, EBIR
Prof. MUDr. Slavoj Věšín, DrSc., one of the doyens of Czech radiology, founded the X-ray department of the University Hospital Motol in 1943. After the building of the children’s part of the University Hospital Motol was opened in 1978, doc. MUDr. Eva Kolihová, PhD. became head of the radiodiagnostic department. Under her management this department became one of the prominent centers of pediatric radiology in Czech Republic.
The status of the department and recent history
Prof. MUDr. Stanislav Tůma, PhD., became head of the radiodiagnostic department in 1990, and he managed to obtain the status of clinic for the department in 1992. The construction of the blue pavilion was completed in 1997, and the Clinic of Imaging Methods, thanks to being equipped with the most modern and efficient instruments, has become a top-level workplace, which at present enables the comprehensive performance of all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on adult and child patients. The head of the department for the years 1999 – 2007 was prof. MUDr. Jiří Neuwirth, PhD., Prof. MUDr. Miloslav Roček, PhD.., has been head of the Department of Radiology since October 2007.
The Department of Radiology performs more than 250,000 examinations per year. In addition to common X-ray and ultrasonic equipments, the department has four magnetic resonans and four modern CT equipments, one of which is capable of a high-quality examination of heart and arteries. Furthermore, performs a wide range of interventions under fluoroscopy.
Tradition of treating child patients
Due to the historical focus of the University Hospital Motol on child patients, Department of Radiology employs highly knowledgeable and experienced professionals who work in the field of pediatric radiology. Thanks to them the department serves as a consulting department for child oncology patients, children with congenital developmental disorders and other childhood and neonatal diseases.
Vascular and non-vascular interventions
The Department of Radiology performs interventional procedures on the peripheral arteries and venous system. Endovascular procedures include implantations of stentgrafts (endovascular prostheses) into the thoracic and abdominal aorta, interventions of vascular shunts for dialysis, balloon dilatation of crural arteries, recanalizations of long arterial occlusions by means of subintimal recanalization, treatment of acute and chronic central venous occlusions, neuro interventions and chemoembolizations. In addition to vascular interventions the department also performs non-vascular interventions, especially on the biliary tract.