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Interventional Radiology Animal Catheter Lab (Penn)

Summary:

In the Interventional Radiology Catheter Lab minimally invasive procedures are performed via fluoroscopy, ultrasound and endoscopy. Percutaneous vein and arterial access is performed via ultrasound-guided technique. Surgeons are then able to guide catheters, ballon dilation, and other small instrumentation through the blood vessels. Procedures that have been performed in the lab are:

• Angiography
• Aneurysm creation
• Balloon angioplasty
• Embolization (coil, glue, embospheres)
• Inferior vena Cava (IVC) filter placement & retrieval
• Selective arterial catheterization
• Stent placement (renal, gastric, iliac)
• Peroral gastroenteric anastomosis

This lab has capabilities for full surgical and anesthesia protocols and full fluoroscopy imaging. Included in the lab are a small office space, an LCD monitor and computer for the fluoroscopy unit, eye wash station and a surgeon scrub sink.

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    • Fluoroscopy suite access ( Access service )

      The fluoroscopy suite is maintained and fully stocked by the Interventional Radiology Lab Technician. This room is equipped with a variety of instruments, including:

      • a Pedigo mobile stainless steel table
      • oxygen, vacuum, suction, and medical air wall connections via a main supply source
      • sink, sharps containers, biohazard waste containers, and garbage cans.

    • Interventional Radiology Catheter lab study support ( Support service )

      The Interventional Radiology Research Technician will provide the necessary study support, including anesthetic induction, monitoring and postoperative care for all animals involved in a study. The technician is also competent in IACUC protocol development, and adhering to all levels of Compliance. The technician is a Certified Veterinary Technician and AALAS Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist. She is trained and skillful in Lab Animal Anesthesia for all species.

    • Prep room access ( Access service )

      Adjacent to the laboratory is a prep room which is used before every scheduled procedure in the Catheter Lab. The room is equipped with:

      • Shorline Hydraulic Transport Table
      • Heska Vet IV 2.2 Infusion Pump
      • Gaymar T/Pump and warm water circulating blanket
      • Phillips portable overhead light
      • Midmark Matrix Anesthesia machine with Hallowell Veterinary Anesthesia Ventilator


    Last updated: 2014-04-29T09:44:27.737-04:00

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