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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Once the procedure is completed, the cement will harden in an average of 10 minutes. Patients will then be required to lie on their back for an average of two hours until the cement fully hardens. A bandage will be placed on the patient’s skin where the puncture was and the patient will then be sent on their way. Patients should plan to have a relative or friend drive them home after the procedure. General activities and most regular medications can be resumed shortly after the procedure, though it is recommended that the patient have 24 hours of bed rest once the operation is completed. There may be some related pain around the puncture area, but an ice pack can help to relieve the soreness.
Patients are first given mild sedation through an IV inserted in the arm before the procedure. Once sedated, an interventional radiologist makes an incision near the compression fracture. A tube is placed into the vertebral body and a balloon is then passed down the tube and inflated to restore the height of the vertebral body. Once the vertebra has regained its natural height, special cement is injected into the space and the tube is removed. The cement hardens once in the vertebral body, creating permanent support for the vertebrae.
You will need to have blood drawn for tests prior to the procedure to determine if your blood clots normally. On the day of the procedure, you should be able to take your usual medications with sips of water or clear liquid up to six hours before the procedure. You should avoid drinking juice, cream and milk and be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions. In most cases, you should take your usual medications, especially blood pressure medications. These may be taken with sips of water on the morning of your procedure. Other than medications, you may be instructed to not eat or drink anything for several hours before your procedure. You should plan to have a relative or friend drive you home after your procedure.
An SDMI Interventional Radiologist will perform an initial consultation to confirm the presence of a compression fracture that may benefit from Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty treatment. The consultation may require prior diagnostic imaging including spine X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or a CT scan.
Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty provide several benefits:
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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