interventional radiology

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the branch of medical science dealing with use of x-rays, radioactive substances, and other forms of radiant energy in diagnosis and treatment of disease. adj., adj radiolog´ic, radiolog´ical.
interventional radiology the branch of radiology concerned with providing diagnosis and treatment of disease by a variety of percutaneous procedures performed under the guidance of radiologic imaging.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·ter·ven·tion·al ra·di·ol·o·gy

the clinical subspecialty that uses fluoroscopy, CT, and ultrasound to guide percutaneous procedures such as performing biopsies, draining fluids, inserting catheters, or dilating or stenting narrowed ducts or vessels.
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interventional radiology

Imaging A subspecialty of radiology that provides Diagnostic information–eg, CT-guided 'skinny' needle biopsies and dye injection for analysis of various lumina and tracts–eg, arteriography, cholangiography, antegrade pyelography or Therapeutic options–eg, percutaneous nephrostomy or biliary drainage
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interventional radiology

A radiological subspecialty that makes use of imaging technologies to assist and guide invasive procedures, (e.g., the collection of tissue specimens from internal organs, or the placement of catheters, drugs, radioactive materials, or stents within body structures).
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Lost guidewires must be retrieved and the method of choice is intervention radiology, [2,3] although open surgical procedure is also reported.
Transarterial angioembolisation (TAE) has a well-established role in endovascular treatment of haemorrhagic urological emergencies.1 Renal vascular lesions may be iatrogenic, follow trauma or occur spontaneously with or without underlying pathology.2 These injuries can result in haemorrhage which are self-limiting in most cases and do not need any intervention however presence of massive haemorrhage or continuous haematuria may necessitate aggressive therapy.3 Treatment options include surgical intervention or minimally invasive transarterial embolization.4 With the advancement in intervention radiology techniques and materials it is now possible to perform super selective embolization with minimal tissue loss.5
Meanwhile, a progress of modern intervention radiology technologies enhance the role of endovascular methods in surgery for the cerebral vascular pathology
All other nurses working in a primary health care model Aged-care nurses Gerontology nurses and caregivers Perioperative nurses Intra-operative nurses, past-anaesthetic care nurses, diagnostic and intervention radiology nurses, surgical nurses (there may be further subspecialisation within this group), appearance nurses.
* RAPA provides intervention radiology services and is negotiating contracts to provide general radiology services at Springdale and Willow Creek.
Nurse practitioners in intervention radiology. Many interventional radiology practices around the country have seen an increase in the number of patients, gaps existing in acute care delivery, limited number of work hours per week for residents, and growing emphasis on clinical care.

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