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What is the definition or description of: ct-guided thoracentesis?

What is the definition or description of: ct-guided thoracentesis?

See below: I agree with the above answer. Thoracentesis refers to removal of fluid from the spaces surrounding the lungs. This is typically done with ultrasound guidance but can be done with ct guidance. The guidance technique allow localization of the fluid pocket for a more accurate needle placement. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Can a person have CT guided nerve root injection if she is on apixaban?

Can a person have CT guided nerve root injection if she is on apixaban?

Usually not: Most practitioners who perform that procedure instruct the pt to d/c the drug several days before. These days, anyone who does that procedure is expected to have a written protocol that includes such details. If you're not asked whether you're on apixaban or other antithrombotics before the procedure & aren't given preprocedure & aftercare printed instructions, call a big time out. ...Read more

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Does a CT guided injection help posterolateral disc herniation?

Does a CT guided injection help posterolateral disc herniation?

Yes, very accurate: Ct guided procedure gives excellent "accuracy" in guiding the needle to the exact location to be injected. The process involves highly trained docs/technicians to get incredible pin-point accuracy. Best of luck if you are undergoing the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ct-guided vertebroplasty?

A vertebroplasty is : The repair of a fractured vertebra that has been compressed by placing a substance commonly referred to as " bone cement" though a needle into the vertebra to eliminate pain from that fracture by stabilizing it and in this type the procedure is done or needle directed under the use of an imaging technique known as a ct or cat scan. ...Read more

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What is a CT guided nfac[whats involed in procedure] pls, where nodule is seen in lung?

FNA: The ct is used to guide where a fine needle is inserted from the chest wall to where the nodule is. The ct is used in pulses to locate it not continuous the whole time to avoid too much radiation exposure. Once the needle is deemed in the nodule, aspiration is done to gets cells for study to diagnose cancer, infection, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ct-guided drainage of hematoma or fluid collection?

CT is a 3-D scan....: That provides an x-ray cross-sectional view of the scanned body "slice, " allowing any blood or fluid collection to be accurately hit by a long needle or tube that drains off the fluid. The cat or ct scan allows much more accuracy than a "blind" poke with a needle, and also allows the doctor doing the fluid evacuation to see what structures lie along the needle path (more safe; less trauma). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ct-guided CSF leak repair?

What is the definition or description of: ct-guided CSF leak repair?

Fix a flat: A ct guided CSF leak repair indicates that for some reason- recent surgery on the brain or spine, or a recent epidural or lumbar puncture-there was a persistant loss of cerebrospinal fluid at the site. Typically, the repair of such a leak is accomplished by injecting a small amount of blood drawn from the patient at the site of puncture to form a clot to seal the leak. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ct-guided fine needle aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: ct-guided fine needle aspiration?

Minimally invasive: A ct guided fine needle biopsy is performed by an interventional radiologist and in ideal situation will have a cytopathologist evaluating the samples at the bed side. The ct is used to guide the needle to the target to acquire a sample. It is usually done with local but sedation can be used . In the right hands it is a very high yield test. Ask your team what their success rate is! ...Read more

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I had a CT scan with contrast dye and a mrcp with contrast on the same day-- 4hours apart. Also, scheduled a CT guided biopsy 2 days later. Any issue?

I had a CT scan with contrast dye and a mrcp with contrast on the same day-- 4hours apart. Also, scheduled a CT guided biopsy 2 days later. Any issue?

Be followed: As long as you have normal renal (kidney) function and you are monitored closely and well hydrated, you should be fine. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. David Dang
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Thoracentesis (Definition)

When a patient has fluid around the lungs, sometimes we need to find out what caused it, other times we want to remove the fluid so the patient can breath easier. It takes place under sterile conditions by placing a needle into the chest wall from the back and connecting the needle with a catheter to a suction bottle which collects the fluid. Fluid is ...Read more