Percutaneous nephrostomy ( PCN ) is an interventional procedure used mainly in the decompression of the renal collecting system by insertion of a percutaneous nephrostomy catheter.
During the proceeding of the examination, family or companion accompanying the examinee in the examination room will be exposed to X-ray.
IVP can show the size, shape, position of the kidneys, the bladder, the ureters, and it can demonstrate the obstructive abnormalities including stones, tumors, and congenital urinary tract obstruction.
Abdominal ultrasound is an imaging procedure used to examine the internal organs of the abdomen including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys.
A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the tissues inside the breast.
To examine the large intestine’s shape, function, and presence or absence of obstruction, ulcer, polyp, tumor or diverticulum by barium enema under X-ray.
Angiography is performed by inserting a needle through the skin from the inguinal area, passing the catheter through the large blood vessel to an appropriate location, and inserting a contrast agent to visualize the blood vessel so that changes in the blood vessel can reveal the lesion.
The drug you received today for computed tomography (CT) is a non-ionic contrast agent. The drug is leaking into your skin and has been treated immediately by medical staff. Please continue your care as follows
Keep the ureter unobstructed to avoid renal edema caused by ureteral stricture, obstruction and mucosal edema, such as ureteral pressure caused by tumor compression, which prevents normal urine drainage.
Vascular stents are mainly used in the condition of vascular stenosis or vascular rupture and bleeding. They must be placed in the diseased vessels through the endovascular catheter.