Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has awarded a five-year, $25 million contract for medical equipment and health IT consulting services to Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. With Siemens’ equipment, Rush will incorporate the concept of an interventional platform within its facility.

Siemens will provide both single- and biplane angiography systems that will be used in interventional radiology, neurointervention, cardiac intervention, and electrophysiology. Siemens will also supply high-end CT scanners and 3.0-Tesla MRIs.

Once all of the equipment is in place, the facility’s goal is to design an interventional platform that encourages collaboration between specialists by placing diagnostic testing, treatment, and recovery on the same floor, while providing patients with a single destination for their image-guided procedures.