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Overview

The CT Guided Interv. Procedure uses the images produced by a CT scanner to perform interventions such as biopsy, abscess drainage, catheter placement, and tumour ablation.

What is CT Guided Interv. Procedure?

CT Guided Interv. Procedure is a safe, fast and accurate process that aids the radiologist to perform interventional procedures using a precise incremental advancement of a needle or a probe. CT Guided Interv. Procedure enables faster response to imaging requests, which makes the intervention procedure safe and accurate.

How is CT Guided Interv. Procedure Performed?

CT Guided Interv. Procedure involves :

  • Injecting sedatives and pain medication
  • The patient lies down on the CT bed.
  • Initial images are taken to ascertain the specific location in which CT Guided Interv. Procedure needs to be performed.
  • Another CT is performed to place the intervention device in the target area.
  • Conducting the intervention procedure.

The patient is kept under observation for a certain time after the CT Guided Interv. Procedure.

Side-effects of CT Guided Interv. Procedure

CT Guided Interv. Procedure is a risk-free procedure. Some rare complications are:

  • Exposure to radiation, which is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women.
  • Pain at the site of intervention.

Preparation before Performing CT Guided Interv. Procedure

CT Guided Interv. Procedure requires prior planning.

  • Discussing health conditions, chronic diseases and medical history with the doctor.
  • Follow the instructions of the doctor about discontinuing certain medications before the CT Guided Interv. Procedure.
  • Fasting for several hours before the procedure.

Post-care after CT Guided Interv. Procedure

Ensure that you keep the following in mind after a CT Guided Interv. Procedure:

  • Do not drive after the CT Guided Interv. Procedure.
  • Follow the instructions of the doctor about taking medications after the procedure.
  • Report any pain or discomfort to the doctor.
  • Start your routine on the next day of the procedure.

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