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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For removal, another special catheter is inserted in a similar way to the initial procedure and advanced to the filter site. A removable IVC filter bearing a small hook or knob enables the catheter to locate and capture the filter, close it off, pull it to the catheter and remove it from the body.
During the procedure, a catheter, X-ray or ultrasound device and an inferior vena cava filter will be used. The catheter, once inserted into the skin via a large vein in the neck or groin, will be advanced to the inferior vena cava (IVC) in the abdomen. The IVC filter is placed through the catheter and into the vein, where the interventional radiologist will release the filter to expand and attach itself to the walls of the blood vessel.
Devices to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure will be attached to your body. You will feel a slight pin prick when the needle is inserted into your vein for the 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. If sedation is used, you will remain awake but the intravenous (IV) sedative will make you feel relaxed and sleepy so as to reduce anxiety during the procedure. You may feel slight pressure when the catheter is inserted, but no serious discomfort. As the contrast material passes through your body, you may get a warm feeling. You will remain in the recovery room until you are completely awake and ready to return home. If your IVC filter was inserted through a vein in your neck, you should be able to resume your normal activities within 24 hours. If your filter was inserted through a vein in your groin, you should avoid driving for 24 hours and lifting heavy objects and climbing stairs for 48 hours. The SDMI nurse will provide additional post-procedure instructions before you leave.
Patients will be asked to wear a dressing gown and remove all jewelry, watches, eyeglasses and personal items, as such metallic objects may interfere with the clarity of the X-ray imaging. The patient will then be positioned on their back and connected to monitors that track blood pressure, heart rate and pulse. A technologist will insert an IV to administer sedative medication or a general anesthesia. The catheter insertion point will be sterilized and numbed with a local anesthetic to allow for a small incision to be made in the skin.
Preparation is dependent on a few things, such as blood tests, to see if the kidneys are functioning properly or if the blood is clotting normally. Your doctor may advise that you discontinue the usage of aspirin, nonsteroidial anti-inflammitory drugs (NSAIDs) or blood thinners. Insulin users may have to adjust their dosages before the procedure. A light meal is recommended the night before the patient’s procedure, as food and drink will need to be abstained from after midnight of the day before your procedure.
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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