Superb guide for Non-vascular Interventional Radiology Procedures

What is Non-vascular interventional Radiology Procedures?

Non-vascular interventional Radiology Procedures are minimal invasive procedures. These are mainly percutaneous surgery procedures. There are different techniques used in this procedures to place take a sample, to place a stent or to inject a contrast. Non-vascular Interventional Radiology Procedures includes a list of following procedures.
Biopsy using an imaging Guidance
Stent Placement in ureter
Now, we will study each of these techniques.

Superb guide for Non-vascular Interventional Radiology Procedures

Non-vascular interventional radiology procedures in detail.

In this technique a small piece of sample is taken to study the abnormality present in the concerned area. The sample is sent for analysis to find any abnormality.

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There are different technique used in biopsy

Fine Needle aspiration (FNA)

In Fine Needle Aspiration, the physician uses a fine needle and a syringe to remove fluid from the cyst or the cells from the solid mass. So, the sample is generally a mix of fluid and cells and then sample is send for the cytological analysis.

Core Biopsy
In core Biopsy the needle is larger and take the tissue sample from the area to be studied. The sample is sent to histological analysis. So, to identify these non-vascular interventional radiology procedures from one another is, FNA sample is sent to cytological analysis and Core biopsy sample is sent to histological analysis.

Tube placement in non-vascular interventional radiology procedures

Now, we are talking about tube placement in kidneys which is called nephrostomy tube. A Nephrostomy tube is placed where there is blockage in the ureter, obstructing the flow of urine from kidney to urinary bladder. Nephrostomy tube is placed percutaneous in kidneys to drain the fluid. A needle is inserted first in the kidney first and the contrast is injected to take x-rays of kidneys. The guidewire is passed along the needle and then the needle is removed. After that a catheter or tube is place along the guidewire in the kidney. Now, the fluid is drained from the kidneys using this nephrostomy tube.

Stent placement in non-vascular interventional radiology procedures

Ureter stent is placed to keep a proper flow of urine for the kidney to urinary bladder. Ureter or ureteric stent is a very thin tube to treat obstruction of the urine flow from the kidney. Ureter stent are most commonly used by urologists. Stents are generally used to establish the patency of ureter.

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Ureter Stent

Injection technique in non-vascular interventional radiology procedures

Injection procedure here I mean to say about Arthrogram and Arthrocentesis technique. An arthrogram is a procedure performed by utilizing x-rays to obtain a series of images of a joint that has been injected with contrast material. In this procedure, a fluoroscope is used to take pictures of the joint.
Arthrocentesis, also known as joint aspiration, is a technique in which synovial fluid is removed from the space around the joint. The fluid sample is used to study any abnormality about joints. This procedure is used in diagnosis of gout, arthritis and synovial infections. It is very helpful in relieving joint swelling and pain.
Now, you have a short idea about the different techniques used in non-vascular interventional Radiology Procedures. If you have like my article please do share it.

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