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  1. study of the aorta, either ascending or descending (thoracic or abdominal)
  2. study of an arterial system (abdominal, cerebral, femoral)
  3. study of any venous system (leg)
  4. study of the chambers of the heart and great vessels
  5. study of the vessels supplying blood to the heart
    Coronary arteriography
  6. study of the lymph vessels and nodes
  7. study of the billiary tract
  8. injected through the skin, either via needle puncture or via catheterization of a vessel
  9. study of a vessel that has been selected and catheterized via another main vessel
    (renal arteries via abdominal aorta)
    Selective angiography
  10. study of vessels that have been selected from the branches of the main vessels
    Superselective angiography
  11. Duties of an interventional radiographer:
    • 1) prepping trays
    • 2) prepping patient
    • 3) gowning/gloving to assist dr
    • 4) circulating through procedure
  12. What technique made the use of the balloon catheter possible and when was it introduced?
    • Transluminal angioplasty, Seldinger method
    • 1974
  13. Procedures done in specials:
    Atherectomy, thrombolysis, thrombus filter, embolization, biopsies, stents, percutaneous drainage's, laser angiography, PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty)
  14. Types of catheters:
    • Straight
    • Pigtail
    • Sidewinder
    • Cobra
  15. Straight catheter
    end hole only
  16. Pigtail catheter
    circular tip with multiple side holes
  17. Sidewinder catheter
    Curved to facilitate vessel selection
  18. Cobra catheter
    variation to facilitate vessel selection
  19. What are catheters made of?
    polyurethane, polyethelene, Dacron or Teflon
  20. What length are catheters?
    100-145 cm
  21. What are guidewires made of?
    solid wire core surrounded by wire coil that is coated to reduce friction
  22. What length are guidewires?
    180-260 cm
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