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Radiologic Percutaneous Gastrostomy/Gastrojejunostomy (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure radiologic percutaneous gastrostomy/gastrojejunostomy including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. Radiologic Percutaneous Gastrostomy is a procedure where a special tube called a gastrostomy tube (G tube) is put into the stomach by going through the skin of the abdomen using X-ray to guide the procedure. (English) Colour

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Selective Nerve Root Block in Medical Imaging (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure selective nerve root block (SNRB), sometimes called a nerve block, including information on who will be performing procedure, how to prepare, what happens during procedure, will it hurt, how long it will take, risks or complications, what happens afterwards, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. (English) Colour

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Angiography/Angiogram (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure angiography/angiogram including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. Angiography is procedure to look at arteries and veins in your body using x-rays. To help see the arteries and veins, an x‐ray dye (called contrast) is injected.This is called an angiogram. (English) Colour

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Liver Biopsy (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

A pre/post pamphlet including a brief description of medical imaging procedure, who will be performing procedure, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure, will it hurt?, how long it will take, risks or complications, what happens afterwards, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems.A liver biopsy is a way of taking a small piece of tissue from your liver using a special needle. A liver biopsy is done to check for any abnormalities seen on other tests you might have had (such as an ultrasound, x-ray, CT scan, or blood tests). It is also done to find the cause of jaundice, or to check for cirrhosis, hepatitis or liver cancer. (English) Colour

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Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure ultrasound guided thyroid biopsy including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A biopsy is a way of taking a small piece of tissue, in this case, from your thyroid. We use ultrasound images to locate the spot to biopsy. A thyroid biopsy is done to check for any abnormalities seen on other tests such as an ultrasound, CT scan, or nuclear medicine scan. (English) Colour

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Paracentesis (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure paracentesis including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. Paracentesis is the removal of fluid from around the organs in your abdomen. This area is called the abdominal cavity. A build-up of fluid in the abdominal cavity is called ascites. There are a number of different reasons for this fluid build-up. You might already know why this has happened or this procedure might be done to help find out why. (English) Colour

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Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure ultrasound guided prostate biopsy including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A biopsy is a way of taking a small piece of tissue from your prostate. A prostate biopsy is done to check for any abnormalities found during a rectal exam or when you have an increased PSA result.We use ultrasound to locate the spot to biopsy. Depending on the area to be examined, up to 12 tissue samples can be taken. The samples are examined under a microscope for a diagnosis. (English) Colour

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Fistuloplasty (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure fistuloplasty including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A fistuloplasty is a procedure to open up the narrowed blood vessel making up the fistula. We insert and slowly inflate a special balloon to slowly stretch the blood vessel. This improves blood flow, resulting in improved hemodialysis. (English) Colour

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Lung Biopsy (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure lung biopsy including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. A biopsy is a way of taking a small piece of tissue from your lung. We use CT scan or Fluoroscopy to locate the spot to biopsy. The tissue sample is examined under a microscope for a diagnosis. A lung biopsy is done to check for any abnormalities seen on other tests such as chest x-ray or a CT scan. (English) Colour

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Radial Artery Sheath (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure radial artery sheath including information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. Your doctor or specialist wants you to have an interventional procedure. The procedure requires access to the inside of your body through an artery. We use an artery in your wrist called the radial artery. A small thin hollow tube called sheath is inserted through your skin into the radial artery. The sheath is then used for the interventional procedure. (English) Colour

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