Special Procedures | Diagnostic Imaging | Fremont Ohio
At Memorial Hospital, we offer the following special diagnostic imaging procedures:
P.I.C.C. Line Insertions
P.I.C.C. lines are used when intravenous access is required over a prolonged period of time or when the material to be infused would cause quick damage and early failure of a peripheral IV and when a conventional central line may be too dangerous to attempt. Typical uses for a PICC include: long chemotherapy regimens, extended antibiotic therapy, or total parenteral nutrition. The chief advantage of a PICC over other types of central lines is that it is safer to insert with a relatively low risk of uncontrollable bleeding and essentially no risks of damage to the lungs or major blood vessels.
Verna Cava Filters
A vena cava filter is a device inserted into a major vein to prevent a blood clot from entering the lungs.
Myelography is an x-ray examination of the spinal canal. A contrast agent is injected through a needle into the space around the spinal cord to display the spinal cord, spinal canal, and nerve roots on an x ray.
Arthrograpy is a procedure involving multiple x rays of a joint using a fluoroscope, or a special piece of x-ray equipment which shows an immediate x-ray image.
- Siemens Axiom Sireskop SD
The patients ordering physician’s office should contact the Diagnostic Imaging Department to schedule. Some procedures may require screening tests (Blood test, etc).
For more information call the Diagnostic Imaging department at 419.334.6605.