September 2,2019 Update
Vascular imaging is performed by inserting a thin tube (catheter) through an artery such as at the base of the leg (the femoral artery), the elbow (brachial artery), or the wrist (radial artery). A catheter is advanced to the desired blood vessel by viewing a fluoroscopic image (X-ray), and a contrast agent is injected in order to examine to see the movement and condition of the blood vessels and to dye tumors. This is sometimes shortened and called Angio.
In recent years, we have been performing more endovascular treatments (Interventional Radiology: IVR) to inject anti-cancer drugs to treat cancer, expand the narrowed parts of blood vessels, inserting an embolic substance to block blood flow at a bleeding site, cancer or aneurysm, instead of performing surgical operations.
There are three vascular imaging devices operating in the vascular imaging room of the Department of Radiology; a vascular imaging device with a focus on the head and neck area (PHILIPS Allura Clarity FD20/15), a vascular imaging device with a focus on the cardiac area (SIEMENS: AXIOM Artis dBC), and a vascular imaging device (SIEMENS: AXIOM Artis dBA) that covers the entire body area.
The Vascular Imaging Division is engaged in the examination and treatment by physicians, nurses, medical radiologists, and clinical engineering engineers (when cardiac area), and they are working together as staff.
AXIOM Artis dBA
AXIOM Artis dBC
Allura Clarity FD20/15
We are working with medical radiologists in cooperation with doctors to be able to perform examinations and treatment with minimal exposure.
In May 2013, we acquired the certification as a Radiation dose reduction promotion facility as designated by the National Cardiovascular Imaging Research Group, which makes us the fourth facility in the prefecture to do so.
Most of the tests and treatments are carried out inpatient. The details will be explained by the attending doctor or the nurse. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Before the Examination
During the Examination
After the Examination
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