Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
|Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc|
|Location||Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium|
|Care system||Private ASBL|
|Affiliated university||Université catholique de Louvain|
|Lists||Hospitals in Belgium|
|Other links||List of hospitals in Belgium|
The Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc (UCL-St-Luc) is a non-profit-making (ASBL) hospital associated with Université catholique de Louvain, and situated in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium. The hospital opened on 23 August 1976.
In 1968 the Catholic University of Louvain acquired some land in the east of Brussels which did not have a large hospital at that time. When the university split into two the French-speaking part moved to Ottignies except for the medical faculty and health sciences sector, which moved to the Brussels site.
Being a teaching and university hospital UCL St.-Luc continues to do ground breaking medical research. For example, the first baby born after ovarian transplant and the first photograph of human ovulation.
Special procedures (in 2002)
- Bone marrow grafts: 66
- Kidney transplantions: 99
- Pancreas transplantions: 3
- Heart transplantions: 14
- Liver transplantions (adults): 53
- Liver transplantions (children): 33
- Cochlear implants: 49
- Adults cardiology: PTCA: 992
- Lithotripsies: kidney stones: 717 - gallstones: 49
- MRI (magnetic resonance): 14027
- Single photon emission computerized tomographies (SPECT): 4061
- Positron emission tomographies (PET): 1910
- Operating rooms: 23
- Catheterization and angiography rooms: 5 (4 for adults - 1 for children)
- 4 Cat Scanners of which 1 multi detectors (8 images/sec)
- 2 MRI
- 2 MRI for research
- Nuclear medicine (radioisotope studies)
- 4 linear accelerators with digital scanning (6 and 25 MeV)
- 3 portale scanner (of which 1 at the Europe St-Michel site)
- 4 treatment planning 3 D
- 2 simulators for radiotherapy (of which 1 at the Europe St-Michel site)
- integrated communication system VISIR
- Tissue banks: bone, marrow
Famous people born at Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
- Prince Amedeo, Princess Maria Laura and Prince Joachim, born in 1986, 1988 and 1991 respectively.
- Princess Louise of Belgium, twins Prince Nicolas of Belgium and Prince Aymeric of Belgium, born in 2004 and 2005, respectively.
- New Scientist First baby born after ovarian transplant 24 September 2004.
- New Scientist Human egg makes accidental debut on camera
- UCL St.Luc facts and figures