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Imaging guided thoracic interventions.
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PMID:  11405533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interventional Radiology is a technique based medical specialty, using all available imaging modalities (fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, angiography) for guidance of interventional techniques for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Actual, percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy includes core needle biopsy besides fine needle aspiration. Any pleural, pulmonary or mediastinal fluid or gas collection is amenable to percutaneous pulmonary catheter drainage. Treatment of haemoptysis of the bronchial artery or pulmonary artery origin, transcatheter embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations and pseudoaneurysms, angioplasty and stenting of the superior vena caval system and percutaneous foreign body retrieval are well established routine procedures, precluding unnecessary surgery. These techniques are safe and effective in experienced hands. Computed tomography is helpful in pre- and postoperative imaging of patients being considered for endobronchial stenting. Many procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, thus increasing the cost-effectiveness of radiologically guided interventions in the thorax.
B Ghaye; R F Dondelinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European respiratory journal     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0903-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Respir. J.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-14     Completed Date:  2002-05-03     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803460     Medline TA:  Eur Respir J     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  507-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Sart Tilman, Liège, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle / methods
Brachiocephalic Veins
Bronchial Arteries
Embolization, Therapeutic
Foreign-Body Migration / therapy
Lung Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Pulmonary Artery
Radiography, Interventional / methods*
Vena Cava, Superior

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