Specialized X-Ray exams of the arteries and veins to diagnose blockages and other blood vessel problems.
IVC Filters prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs.
Image-guided procedure that helps determine the cause of infection, inflammation, lumps or masses.
A procedure for detecting breast cancer, abnormalities in the breast and implant integrity
An ultrasound of the inside of your belly by inserting a probe into the vagina
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After your procedure, it is important that you lie still in order to prevent bleeding. Patients are usually monitored for about 4 hours after the procedure.
You may be asked to remove some or all of your clothes and to wear a gown during the exam. You will feel a slight pin prick when the needle is inserted into your vein for the intravenous line (IV) and when the local anesthetic is injected. The arteries have no sensation. Most of the sensation is at the skin incision site, which is numbed using local anesthetic. As the contrast material passes through your body, you may get a warm feeling. You may have a metallic taste in your mouth and your arm or leg may feel like it is getting numb or “falling asleep.” After the test is complete, this feeling will go away. You must hold very still and may be asked to keep from breathing for a few seconds while the X-ray picture is taken to reduce the possibility of a blurred image. The technologist will walk behind a wall or into the next room to activate the X-ray machine. When the examination is complete, you may be asked to wait until the radiologist determines that all the necessary images have been obtained. A Venogram takes between 30 and 90 minutes to perform. Fluids will be run through your IV to remove the contrast material from your veins and you will be instructed to drink a lot of fluids for the next day. After the catheter is removed, a bandage will be placed on the IV site. You will be observed for any signs of complications, such as bleeding from the injection site, infection or an allergic reaction.
The physician will insert a needle or catheter into a vein to inject the contrast agent. Where that needle is placed depends upon the area of your body where the veins are being evaluated. As the contrast material flows through the veins being examined, several x-rays are taken. You may be moved into different positions so that the x-rays can take pictures of your veins at different angles.
A nurse or technologist will insert an intravenous (IV) line into a small vein in your hand or arm. A small amount of blood will be drawn before starting the procedure to make sure that your kidneys are working and that your blood will clot normally. A small dose of sedative may be given through the IV line to lessen your anxiety during the procedure. The area of the groin or arm where the catheter will be inserted is shaved, cleaned and numbed with local anesthetic. The radiologist will make a small incision (usually a few millimeters) in the skin where the catheter can be inserted into an artery. The catheter is then guided through the arteries to the area to be examined. After the contrast material is injected through the catheter and reaches the blood vessels being studied, several sets of x-rays are taken. Then the catheter is removed and the incision site is closed by applying pressure on the area for approximately 10 to 20 minutes (or by using a special closure device). When the examination is complete, you may be asked to wait until the radiologist determines that all the necessary images have been obtained. A catheter angiogram may be performed in less than an hour; however, it may last several hours.
First, your vascular surgeon will authorize blood tests to evaluate blood clotting ability and kidney function. Depending on the Angiogram or Venogram that is required, you may be asked to abstain from food and drink and avoid the use of anti-blood clotting medications.
A CT Scanner uses X-RAY equipment and powerful computers to create detailed pictures of your bones and all of your blood vessels.
A big arm will move over your body (it doesn't touch you though) to scan and see if you are really a superhero or not.
We are going to take a look at your colon, we will use a special liquid called barium, while the barium is in your colon a large camera will move over you and take pictures.
This test uses a large magnet, it kind of looks like a spaceship, radio waves and a computer to create pictures of the inside of your body.
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With this scan we are going to look at how your cells are working, this machine can actually tell us how cells are working before they even start to look different.
This test uses waves to take pictures of your body, not waves like the beach but radio waves.
If you are coming in for this test your tummy must be hurting? When you come see us we are going to look at the inside of your belly and learn more about the size and shape of your organs.
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