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study of the aorta, either ascending or descending (thoracic or abdominal)
study of an arterial system (abdominal, cerebral, femoral)
study of any venous system (leg)
study of the chambers of the heart and great vessels
study of the vessels supplying blood to the heart
study of the lymph vessels and nodes
study of the billiary tract
injected through the skin, either via needle puncture or via catheterization of a vessel
study of a vessel that has been selected and catheterized via another main vessel
(renal arteries via abdominal aorta)
study of vessels that have been selected from the branches of the main vessels
Duties of an interventional radiographer:
- 1) prepping trays
- 2) prepping patient
- 3) gowning/gloving to assist dr
- 4) circulating through procedure
What technique made the use of the balloon catheter possible and when was it introduced?
- Transluminal angioplasty, Seldinger method
Procedures done in specials:
Atherectomy, thrombolysis, thrombus filter, embolization, biopsies, stents, percutaneous drainage's, laser angiography, PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty)
Types of catheters:
end hole only
circular tip with multiple side holes
Curved to facilitate vessel selection
variation to facilitate vessel selection
What are catheters made of?
polyurethane, polyethelene, Dacron or Teflon
What length are catheters?
What are guidewires made of?
solid wire core surrounded by wire coil that is coated to reduce friction
What length are guidewires?