Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
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, Brussels, Belgium. The hospital opened on the 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, 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)
- 3 SPECT detectors
- 1 PET camera
- 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.