Inauguration of the Centre for Imaging and Minimally Invasive Surgery at FMV-ULisboa2022-11-28
On November 22nd, 2022, in an operation co-financed by the Coordination and Regional Development Commission of Lisboa e Vale do Tejo (CCDR LVT), the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon inaugurated a Centre for Advanced Imaging and Minimally Invasive Surgery in our facilites at Alto da Ajuda. This unit, due to its multidisciplinary nature, will allow establishing scientific relationships with other institutions, developing and supporting regional companies in the biomedical sector, as well as improving animal health. With this infrastructure, it is intended to attract national and foreign researchers who wish to bring their work to Portugal and, specifically, to the Lisbon region.
This will be the best equipped and most advanced Veterinary Clinical Research unit in the country and, being developed within a teaching institution, the Centre for Imaging and Minimally Invasive Surgery assumes a preponderant role in the commitment and mission of placing scientific applicability to the service of research, teaching and society.
Das suas múltiplas valências, salientam-se o equipamento de Ressonância Magnética para pequenos e grandes animais e uma Tomografia Axial Computorizada (TAC) de grandes dimensões capaz de acolher cavalos e outros grandes animais.
Este Centro aposta também na cirurgia minimamente invasiva através de procedimentos endoscópicos como laparoscopias e artroscopias para investigação e tratamento de problemas clínicos de todas as espécies animais.
Luís Pardon Lamas, specialist surgeon in the field of equines and Professor at FMV-ULisboa, was the coordinator of this project, which he considers to be a very useful structure for the region, bringing a diagnostic and treatment capacity so far non-existent in the country, which will allow establish collaborations and support to other researchers in the clinical and biomedical sectors that until now were not possible.
The ceremony had about a hundred guests and the interventions of the President of FMV-ULisboa, Prof. Rui Caldeira, the President of CCDR LVT, Arch.ª Maria Teresa Almeida, the Rector of the University of Lisbon, Prof. Luís Ferreira and Prof. Luís Lamas, who unveiled the Centre's inaugural plaque on the occasion.