Dr Crowe offers the full range of diagnostic scanning options for vascular disease, i.e. diseases of blood vessels. This includes ultrasound examination, specialist vascular doppler or duplex ultrasound, CT scanning with CT angiography (CTA), MRI scanning with MR angiography (MRA) and MR venography (MRV). More information can be found under this section Radiology and Scanning.
In addition to these specialist interventions included in the relevant sections Dr Crowe works with a number of different medical and surgical specialities to offer a full range of interventional radiology procedures including:
- Iliac artery angioplasty and stenting
- Femoral artery angioplasty and stenting
- Renal artery angioplasty and stenting
- Ultrasound and CT guided biopsy
- Ultrasound and CT guided aspiration and drainage
- Nephrostomy and ureteric spent insertion
- Superior vena cava (SVC) stent insertion
- Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter insertion
- Bronchial angiography and embolisation for haemoptysis
- Mesenteric angiography and embolisation for gastrointestinal bleeds
- Embolisation of obstetric haemorrhage postpartum
- Emergency embolisation for bleeding post trauma
- Dialysis line insertions.
Dr Crowe works with a number of cancer specialists, or oncologists, to facilitate chemotherapy treatment and offers a range of vascular access lines, tunnelled central lines and ports that I used to deliver chemotherapy and to allow blood sampling during cancer treatment. The type of line or port device used will depend on what exactly the line will be used for and how long it is intended to stay
in place. Options include:
- PICC line (peripherally inserted central catheter)
- Hickman line (single or double lumen)
- Groschong line
- Leonard line
- Portacath or Vascuport
These lines can also be used in other situations where access to fame is required for a longer duration, e.g. in patients requiring intravenous nutrition or prolonged courses of antibiotics.