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Procedures performed by Interventional Radiologists

All outpatient exams must be scheduled through Centralized Scheduling 860.872.5150. All physician orders must be faxed to 860.474.1700 upon booking, as well as a recent H&P. Informed consent is required for all procedures. Please make sure the patient is able to sign consent or accompanied by a representative who is able to.

The following procedures require the patient to arrive at Manchester Memorial Hospital’s Ambulatory Services Center 90 minutes prior to procedure start time. Patients are called 1-2 days in advance with instructions for NPO, medications and arrival time. Procedure times listed are approximate and the modality the procedure is performed is physician preference.

Angiogram with Intervention (treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease): 60-90 minutes

Aortic Aneurysm Repair (AAA): 120-150 minutes

Biopsy (CT, U/S, Angio): 60 minutes

Central Venous Catheter Placement
– Hickman Catheter: 30 minutes

Dialysis
– Tunneled Dialysis Catheters: 30 minutes
– AVDS studies, declots, plasties and stent placement: 60-90 minutes

Drainage Tube Placement (Angio, CT, U/S)
– Abscess: 30 minutes
– Biliary: 90 minutes
– Chest tube for drainage or pneumothorax: 30 minutes
– Cholecystostomy: 30-60 minutes
– Gastrostomy, Gastrojejunostomy: 60 minutes
– Nephrostomy: 60 minutes
– Pluerex: 60 minutes

Embolization: 60-90 minutes

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty: 60-90 minutes

Lumbar Puncture
– Diagnostic: 30 minutes
– Therapeutic: 30 minutes
– Chemotherapy: 30 minutes

Myelogram: 30 minutes

Paracentisis (U/S): 60 minutes

Port Placements and Removals: 30-60 minutes

Pseudoaneurysm treatment (U/S): 30-60 minutes

RF and Cryo Ablation (CT): 60-90 minutes

Spenopalatine Ganglion Block (SPG): 30 minutes

TIPS and TIPS revisions: 60-90 minutes

Thoracentesis (U/S): 30-60 minutes

Uterine Fibroid Embolization: 60-90 minutes

Vena Cava Filter Insertions and Removals: 60-90 minutes

Venograms: 60 minutes

The following procedures come in through Radiology Reception 10 minutes prior to scheduled procedure time.

Arthrograms: 60 minutes
– Ankle
– Wrist
– Hip
– Knee
– Shoulder
– Elbow

Aspirations (Angio, U/S): 30 minutes
– Cyst
– Joint

Biopsy
– Thyroid Fine Needle Aspirations

Central Venous Catheter Placements and Removals: 30 minutes
– PICC
– Hickman Removal

Dialysis: 30 minutes
– Temporary Dialysis Catheter
– Tunneled Dialysis Catheter Removal

Drainage Tube Checks, Changes and Removals (Angio, CT): 30-60 minutes
– Abscess
– Biliary
– Chest tube
– Cholecystostomy
– Cholangiograms
– Fistulagrams
– Gastrostomy, Gastrojejunostomy
– Nephrostomy

Port Checks: 30 minutes

Steroid Injections (Angio, CT): 30 minutes
– Joints
– Epidural
– Sacroiliac

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