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Drainage Procedures (Abscess, Fluid)

Drainage Procedures

Drainage procedures for abscesses and fluid collections involve the insertion of a catheter or needle into the affected area under imaging guidance, typically ultrasound or CT, to remove accumulated pus or fluid. These procedures are crucial for managing infections, reducing pain, and promoting healing. Depending on the size and location of the abscess or fluid collection, drainage may be performed percutaneously or surgically. Percutaneous drainage, often preferred due to its minimally invasive nature, involves accessing the abscess or fluid collection through the skin with a needle or catheter, while surgical drainage may be necessary for more complex or deep-seated collections. Following drainage, antibiotics may be administered to treat any underlying infection, and the catheter may be left in place for continuous drainage or removed once drainage output decreases and symptoms improve. Drainage procedures play a vital role in improving patient outcomes and preventing complications associated with untreated abscesses or fluid collections.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an X-Ray?

X-ray imaging is perhaps the most commonly known form of diagnostic testing. Similar to visible light, x-rays use electromagnetic radiation, which contain wave-like forms of energy.

What radiologic procedures are available?

At Precise Radiology, we offer a range of radiologic procedures including X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, and bone density scans.

How is the test performed?

Tests are performed by skilled technologists using advanced imaging technology tailored to each procedure.

How to prepare for the test?

Preparation instructions will be provided based on the specific test you're undergoing.

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