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
SDMI has always been a leading innovator in healthcare technology in Southern Nevada and we continue to uphold our mission of delivering an exceptional patient experience and accurate results through the cutting-edge technology installed in our facilities.
This procedure is considered an Interventional Radiology, or “Special Procedure.” To schedule, call us at 702-732-6000 (option 1).
It is important to take good care of the skin around the drainage catheter in order to prevent infection, which can occur if the catheter gets blocked. The skin must be kept dry and if the bandages get wet, they should be changed immediately. It is also important to make sure the drainage catheter is properly secured to your skin to prevent it from getting snagged or tangled on clothing. It is important to call your referring physician if any of the following occur:
SDMI performs outpatient catheterization, and there are a few required steps:
When the drainage catheter procedure is performed, an intravenous (IV) will be inserted into the skin to provide antibiotics and mild sedatives during the procedure. The patient’s skin will be numbed with a medicine called Lidocaine. Once numbed, a CT or ultrasound scan will be performed and a small nick is made under the skin via a small needle. A wire will then be passed through the needle and the catheter is placed over the wire. Once the drainage catheter procedure is complete, the patient will experience some soreness and discomfort, which may limit some physical activity. Standard aspirin can help to alleviate some discomfort. Positioning of the catheter will be set up and explained by a radiology nurse, along with instructions on how to care for a catheter at home.
There are two types of drainage catheters: temporary and permanent. A temporary catheter is used for abscesses or post surgical drainage fluids. A permanent catheter is for aiding with end state malignant pleural effusion or ascites. The types of catheters placed at SDMI include: pigtail catheter, pleural catheter and peritoneal catheter.
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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