>>The embolization unit (Radiology Department)

The unit consists of a control room and embolization a room. The two rooms are separated by a glass, allowing assistants and technicians to work in the control room without interfering with the sterile environment of the embolization room.

The control room

This room contains all devices and hardware necessary for the proper conduct of the intervention and archiving of images, but that should not be placed in a sterile environment.

Control room

The embolization room

This room contains specific equipment of radiology to visualize, inch by inch, the path of the tiny tubes, known as catheter, that the radiologist will drive inside the vessels to reach the fibroid.

Embolization room

To do this, he introduces the catheter into an artery in the upper thigh and pushes it, via the iliac arteries, to the uterus and fibroids. The radiologist and all appliances and equipment are dressed with sterile sheets, as it is for a surgical operation.

He introduces the catheter

A 0.5 mm catheter is pushed into the vessels using a 0.2 millimeters wide guide. A special guiding system with two wheels traction allows to guide the head of the system, to go forward in the vessels even at the place they  form an acute angle.

Screen controlThe path of the catheter is monitored continuously...

The path of the catheter is monitored continuously on screen control.

>>Fibroid center.