CH 14 Allergy to shellfish!
c. Contrast radiography
Used for patients with an iodine allergy
Taken when a surgical count cannot be resolved and there is risk of an item left in the patient
Slices can be taken in any direction.
A gel coating is used when the probe is applied to skin
Used in vascular surgery to track the movement of blood when combined with the Doppler
Uses radio-frequency signals and multiple magnetic fields to produce a high-definition image
Uses high-frequency sound waves
Cholangiography and angiography
Carries a risk of allergy to the radiopaque media
-> Abdominal cavity: diaphragm to base of the pelvis, enclosed by muscles, bound by ribs, iliac crests,
pelvic girdle, and vertebrae. Small amount of fluid
-> Divided into 9 regions: R/L Hypochondrium, R/L lumbar, R/L iliac, Epigastrium, Umbilical,
-> Peritoneum: band of fibrous to flimsy tissue, loosely attached, and easily stripped. Provide slippery
surface for viscera freely glide. Semipermeable to allow water & mineral to & from peritoneal cavity.
Surface area = to skin, can cause massive fluid shifts.
-> Visceral peritoneum: covers all organs.
->Alimentary Canal: aka digestive tract, mouth -> anus
-> Esophagus: hollow tube 24cm 9.5 inches, connects palate to stomach, divided into upper, middle,
lower 1/3 has sphincters at each end, has parasympathetic & sympathetic nerves.
-> Stomach: sac-like, cardia, fundus, corpus, antrum, pylorus.
Cardia: small area at esophagogastric, opens into largest region; corpus
Greater & lesser curvature.
Pyloric sphincter: thick band of muscle separates pylorus from the duodenum.