n SA Journal of Radiology - Practical considerations in planning a cath-lab : short report




Extracted from text ... SHORT REPORT 13 SA JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY ? June 2006 Vascular laboratories play an increasing part in treating patients via intravascular procedures. The diagnostic purpose of vascular laboratories is being somewhat diminished by excellent diagnostic imaging machines like the 64-slice CT scanner and three Tesla MRI scanners. Thus, the emphasis falls on treating patients using intravascular procedures rather than performing diagnostic procedures. When planning a vascular laboratory it should be kept in mind that the main purpose of such a laboratory is to treat patients using various interventional skills. Planning a vascular laboratory depends on various factors like the geographic ..


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